Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto
No, but they did start arming, funding, training and sending advisors to the South. Like I said before... shit was already brewing before JFK even knew where Vietnam was.
The USA was arming the French at Dien Bien Phu. The French by this time (1954) were surrogates. However, the massive escalation was entirely a Democrat phenomenon. BTW I always supported the Vietnam War but the conduct of it by the Dems and the traitorous conduct of the MSM (Cronkite particularly) was instrumental in destroying the underpinning support for the War. After Tet it was all down hill even though Tet was a victory.