Flashcards in Chapter 29 Deck (18):
What resulted out of Johnson asking for special powers by congress?
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
What did The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution allow?
Allows Johnson to escalate America's commitment and gives him sweeping authority to commit American ground troops
By the end of 1965, nearly 185,000 troops are committed; at the end of 1968, almost __________
Who increases US involvement in Vietnam?
President Lyndon B. Johnson
What was the bombing campaign in Vietnam called?
Operation Rolling Thunder
When involvement in Vietnam is increased, U.S. Troops were sent to reinforce ___________
Air bases in south Vietnam
Who was the commander in chief of American forces in Vietnam?
General William Westmoreland
What was the 1st battle between both armies?
Battle of la Drang
What was the war's turning point?
Tet offensive (1968)
What did the air mobility strategy have to do with?
What did the search and destroy strategy have to do with?
New measure of victory (body count)
1969; President Nixon announces the ____________ and authorizes the first troop withdrawals; Paris Peace talks intensify
1970; American troops invade _____________
1972; after peace talks break down in December, U.S. resumes ___________
Bombing of North Vietnam
When is cease fire announced?
January 27, 1973
When do North Vietnamese forces invade South Vietnam?
When do the last American personnel leave?
April 30, 1975