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John F. Kennedy

Committed the first combat troops to Vietnam

Monday Mar 08, 1965
Vietnam

On March 8, 1965, his successor, President Lyndon Johnson, committed the first combat troops to Vietnam and greatly escalated U.S. involvement, with forces reaching 184,000 that year and 536,000 in 1968.


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