In 1965, the United States rapidly increased its military forces in South Vietnam,
prompted by ... At year's end, President Lyndon Johnson declared a temporary
halt to the ... on the installment...
"Because I don't want to be the first US president to lose a war!" LBJ. or to prevent
communism ... believe that it was important for the US to win in Vietnam? He
feared a communist takeover in Southeast Asia if the United States left Vietnam.
Why did president Johnson believe that it was important for the United states to
win in Vietnam? ... United States President during the Vietnam War? ... President
Johnson believed that it was most important for the US to win in Vietnam because
Lyndon Johnson succeeded John F Kennedy as president. ... it clear to Johnson
that he did not believe that the South Vietnamese Army could withstand the NLF.
... might have a negative impact on his chances of winning the 1964 election. ... “
Repeated acts of violence against the armed forces of the United States must be
But LBJ was equally committed to winning the fight against the Communist ...
power in early November 1963, ending America's reliance on its “miracle man” in
Vietnam.4 ... Yet Johnson did not need that retrospective appraisal to launch a
more .... and Secretary of State Rusk, would prove increasingly important to
Under President Harry Truman, the United States had established a foreign
policy ... And that, I believe, is the essence of the Vietnam tragedy." .... Back in the
US Lyndon Johnson, the new President, was also under fire from anti-
Communists. ... It did attempt to fight what it called a "limited war," one that would
The Vietnam War was the longest deployment of U.S. forces in hostile action in
the history ... Despite this enormous military effort, the United States failed to
achieve its ... mirrored the continuing inability of the Saigon regime to win political
support. ..... Many analysts believe that the strategic importance of Vietnam was
Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States .... But LBJ's 1965
decision to escalate the force deployed in Vietnam did not signal a ... Johnson
never meant for American forces to win the Vietnam War by taking offensive
action ... Today it is generally believed that Johnson was bent on escalation and
President Lyndon Johnson chose William Westmoreland, a distinguished veteran
of World War II and the ... Back in the United States, Westmoreland fought off
criticisms of his conduct of the war (including a libel lawsuit ... Did You Know?
Nov 2, 2011 ... President Johnson believed that the United States had to support South Vietnam.
... the demonstrations would make Ho Chi Minh think America did not support its
troops. ... The most important was an immediate ceasefire.