Vietnam - JFK

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What did Johnson do in 1961?
Convinved Diem was the answer 'WC of SEA'
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Why did increased aid and troops to train the AVRN prove ineffective?
Diem used his best troops to control internal opponents, ARVN were incompetent/Veitcong stole their weapons
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What did the Taylor-Rostow Report of November 1961 call for?
Better training of the ARVN, increased US of US troops, helicopters and strategic bombing
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What was the new technique of MACV in 1962?
Use of napalm & defoliation agents (alienating peasants)
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From early 1962 what did the Us encourage?
Fortified Hamlet
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How many strategic hamlets were there by December 1962?
3225
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Why did the hamlet fail?
Peasants were forced from land & had to fund them VC used this, Run Ngo Dinh whose deputy = communist, To far from Saigon so easily infiltrated
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How many advisers in 1961?
3,205
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How many advisers in 1962?
9,000+
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What did Senator Mike Mansfield's Report Feb 1963 warn?
Of the unpopularity of Diem, little impact of increased US aid
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What was the importance of the Battle of Ap Bac in Jan 1963?
Shattered JFK's belief that the Us was gaining the upperhand, ARVN outnumbered the VC 10-1 but it was a disatser, AVRN commanders delayed the attack allowing the VC to prepare defnces, some ARVN units refused to attack & ended up attacking each othe
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What mistakes did he repeat of Ike's?
Communist bloc, did not take on boad they had defeated the French,, ignored the unpopularity of Diem
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What led to Diem's assassination?
Unpopular, incompetent ARVN, persecution of Buddhist majority
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What did Diem do in May 1963?
Banned the Buddhist religious flag, when demonstrators defied it gov forces killed 9 people by firing into the crowd
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What did Thich Quang Duc do in response?
Burn himself
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What did Vietnam's first lady say which cause more protests?
'barbecued monk'
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What did these protets make Diem do?
Declare martial law leading to arrests despite US advice
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When was Diem disposed and executed and by whom?
November 1963, VC
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What did Madame Nhu say this time?
'the chicken's have come home to roost'
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How many advisers were there by Kennedy's death?
16,000
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What have some of his advisors said?
Planning to get out
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But what did other inc. his RFK say?
Had no plans to (approval had dropped to 59% by November 1963 a year before the presidential election - didn't want to be weak on communism
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