Cold War: How and why America got into Vietnam Return to the case study menu
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Comprehension
5a What is the importance of the date 1954?

Analysis and Interpretation
5b Why does Johnson link Berlin to Thailand?
5c Is there much difference between Johnson's views here and Eisenhower's Domino Theory (Source 3)?
5d Does Johnson have a clear set of aims in terms of what he is trying to achieve in Vietnam?

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US President Johnson explaining why the USA was involved in Vietnam, 1965 (US Government Printing Office)

US President Johnson explaining why the USA was involved in Vietnam, 1965