Cold War: How and why America got out of Vietnam Return to the case study menu
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Comprehension
1a What was the British government trying to do to help end the war?
1b What was the attitude of the British government towards US bombing?
1c What pressures were facing President Johnson?

Analysis and Interpretation
1d Does this source tell us about the desire of the US President Johnson to get out of Vietnam?
1e What does it tell us about the problems facing US President Johnson at home?

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Look at your answers to the questions on source 1.
What does Source 1 suggest about why the USA found it hard to get out of Vietnam?
Does it provide evidence of military, political or both types of factors?
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Notes from British Cabinet discussions of the war in Vietnam 1966

Notes from British Cabinet discussions of the war in Vietnam 1966