The agents were instructed to carry out sabotage and other subversive activities, standard C. In the end, MACV won out and Westmoreland's search and destroy concept, predicated on the attrition of enemy forces, won the day. The united states played a major role in Vietnam aiding the south.
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The State of Vietnam declared independence on June 14,but remained under French rule until August 1, This civil war was between the Communist North and the Democratic South because of the fear of communism spreading to the South.
A lot of brainpower was wasted on those anti-Castro schemes. The Geneva Accords called for a national election to be held in Vietnam in ; that election was not held, but many people in the American government thought that Ho would have won.
President Johnson immediately sent thousands of. Lansdale was writing on water. He personally ordered the executions of hundreds of villagers in large groups.
June Learn how and when to remove this template message President Johnson had already appointed General William C.
It was a search-and-destroy mission that resulted in the massacre of hundreds of civilians at My Lai, in