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Which president ordered a continuous bombing campaign over North Vietnam and sent the first combat troops to South Vietnam?

Lyndon Johnson :) hope I helped!!!! Have a good day!

Who sent the first troops into Vietnam?

Dwight Eisenhower sent the first advisers to Vietnam. John F Kennedy sent the first US Green Berets to Vietnam. We could've not have to worry about the Vietnam but the US signed a document saying that the US will help with war with communism without hesitation.

Why did the opposition after the Vietnam War affect President Johnson?

President Johnson did NOT like the Vietnam War; He didn't like to talk about it, he didn't want to hear about it, and he didn't want " send American Boys to fight a war that Asian Boys should be fighting..." to quote one of his televised broadcasts. Johnson wanted to concentrate on HOME MATTERS; primarily his "Great Society." Vietnam angered him so much, he refused to remain President of the United States after his first term expired.

When was the Battle of Dien Bien Phu?

The Battle of Dien Bien Phu was fought from March 13 to May 7, 1954, and was the decisive engagement of the First Indochina War (1946-1954), the precursor to the Vietnam War.

Who was the most effective president in the cold war and who was the least?

Truman was effective, he resisted the communists with military force in the Korean War. Eisenhower was effective, he sent the first US Servicemen to Vietnam in 1955. Kennedy was effective, he sent the Green Beret (Special Forces) to Vietnam in 1961. Nixon was effective, he took General LeMay's words seriously, and B-52'd the North Vietnamese Government back to the negotiating table (LeMay's words were, "...bomb them back into the stone age..."). Johnson was effective with his Tonkin Gulf Resolution approval, and his Air War offensive in 1965, Operation Rolling Thunder (Bombing campaign over North Vietnam). But he became "least" effective when he let the Vietnam War destroy his administration; in essence he quit. Johnson went on nation wide public television and stated that he would no longer serve as president for the American people. He hated the Vietnam War, and was fed-up with it!

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Which group did not support President Johnson's Vietnam war policy?

Johnson's war policy was unpopular with many people. Draft age men, in particular, did not think the war necessary and opposed it. Others thought it should be an all-out declared war and critized the limited involvement that Johnson tried at first.

Who served the First Lady during the administration of Andrew Johnson?

Eliza Johnson

What was the first major foreign policy disaster of the kennedy administration?

His assassination.

How many American casualties occurred in Vietnam during Harry S Trumans administration?

There were no American deaths in Vietnam during the administration of Harry Truman. The first deaths occurred in 1959 under Eisenhower.

When did American troops go to Vietnam?

First ground troops were sent to Vietnam in 1965.

Who convinced president Johnson to wider the war in Vietnam?

Army General William Westmoreland, who was the supreme commmander of all U.S. forces in Vietnam, asked Johnson in 1965 for more troops. This widened the war and the first major battle in Vietnam was the Battle of Ia Drang in the Pleiku Province of South Vietnam.

Who was the first United States president to send troops into the Vietnam war?

Lyndon Johnson The first president to send a fighting force into Vietnam was President Lyndon B. Johnson although President Dwight D. Eisenhower sported the French in the First Indochina War with navy and air support no actual forces had set food inside Vietnam

What US foreign policy issue was a motivation for American intervention in Vietnam?

The fact that Vietnam was being taken over by a dictator was one of the foreign policy issues that motivated American intervention in Vietnam. At first, the Americans were just there to teach the people of South Vietnam to defend themselves through the establishment of an army. There was also the Containment Policy, which was the United States' foreign policy to prevent more countries from "acquiring the disease of Communism".

What were the first and last names of the presidents of the Vietnam war?

Lyndon B. Johnson, Dwight D. Eisenhower

Why did Johnson feel pressure to stay in Vietnam?

As he stated, he "...didn't want to be the first US president to lose a war..."

Why did Lyndon Johnson invent the Credibility Gap?

Johnson did not invent this term. It was first used by Senator Wm. Fulbright to decribe difference in what Lyndon Johnson said about his strategy and activity in Vietnam and what was actually happening there.

Which president ordered a continuous bombing campaign over North Vietnam and sent the first combat troops to South Vietnam?

Lyndon Johnson :) hope I helped!!!! Have a good day!