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1

What resulted out of Johnson asking for special powers by congress?

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

2

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

3

By the end of 1965, nearly 185,000 troops are committed; at the end of 1968, almost __________

545,000

4

Who increases US involvement in Vietnam?

President Lyndon B. Johnson

5

What was the bombing campaign in Vietnam called?

Operation Rolling Thunder

6

When involvement in Vietnam is increased, U.S. Troops were sent to reinforce ___________

Air bases in south Vietnam

7

Who was the commander in chief of American forces in Vietnam?

General William Westmoreland

8

What was the 1st battle between both armies?

Battle of la Drang

9

What was the war's turning point?

Tet offensive (1968)

10

What did the air mobility strategy have to do with?

Air Cavalry

11

What did the search and destroy strategy have to do with?

New measure of victory (body count)

12

1969; President Nixon announces the ____________ and authorizes the first troop withdrawals; Paris Peace talks intensify

"Vietnamization" program

13

1970; American troops invade _____________

Cambodia

14

1972; after peace talks break down in December, U.S. resumes ___________

Bombing of North Vietnam

15

When is cease fire announced?

January 27, 1973

16

When do North Vietnamese forces invade South Vietnam?

1974

17

When do the last American personnel leave?

April 30, 1975

18

1964; American warships off the coast of North Vietnam report attacks, how does Johnson respond?

Johnson responds by ordering air attacks into North Vietnam and asks for special powers by congress