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Lyndon Johnson was the one who escalated the conflict into a full scale war. However, Eisenhower sent in military advisers and Kennedy deepened the US commitment to the keeping a non-Communist government in Vietnam.

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The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution gave President Johnson the go-ahead to attack North Vietnam.

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There was no Declaration of War.

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Like Korea, it was an undeclared war.

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