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EISENHOWER J.F.K  President 1953-1961  Sent advisors  “Tea and Tungsten”  President 1961-1963  Assassinated  Increased advisors to 16,000 before.

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2 EISENHOWER J.F.K  President  Sent advisors  “Tea and Tungsten”  President  Assassinated  Increased advisors to 16,000 before his death L.B.J V.P J.F.K President Gulf of Tonkin Resolution Escalated War Nixon President Resigned after Watergate Vietnamization-return war to S.V. and decrease U.S. troops

3 ROBERT MCNAMARACLARK CLIFFORD  under JFK & LBJ  Increased troops  Believed in Domino Theory  Lost hope in winning the war  Resigned in 1968  under LBJ  Did not agree with increase in troops  Ended up losing hope in war & felt it should be handed over to South Vietnam Advises President on military operations

4 MELVIN LAIRDJAMES SCHLESINGER  under Nixon  Invented term Vietnamization  Wanted an end to the draft & stopped it 5 mths early  under Nixon & Ford  Did not want to give amnesty for draft dodgers & believed in increasing  Increased defense budget nuclear weapons  Dismissed by Ford

5 HENRY KISSINGER  under Nixon & Ford  Helped with Vietnamization  Also supported secret bombing of Cambodia  Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for Paris Peace Accords ending U/S. involvement in Vietnam Deals with foreign policy and affairs overseas Immigration & foreign Travel

6 GEN. WILLIAM WESTMORELANDGEN. CREIGHTON ABRAMS  Commander of U.S. Military operations in Vietnam from 1964 to 1968  Commander of U.S. military operations in Vietnam

7 GEN. FREDERICK WEYAND  Led 25 th Division  Did not agree with Westmoreland  Helped with Paris Peace Talks  Took over for Abrams from  Supervised last troops out of Vietnam

8 NGO DINH DIEM (NO) NGO DINH NHU (NO DINH NEW)  President South Vietnam  Assassinated 1963  Anti-Buddhist  Diem’s brother and right hand man  Assassinated with Diem  Wife Madame Nhu 1 st Lady Dragon Lady

9 NGUYEN VAN THIEU (NEW EN) NGO QUANG TRUONG (NO)  Was general in ARVN  President South Vietnam  Elected through fraud & was authoritative in rule  Resigned a few days before the fall of South Vietnam  General ARVN  Fall of Saigon immigrated to U.S.  Lives in Virginia as U.S. Citizen

10 HO CHI MINH PHAM VAN DONG (FAM)  Freedom fighter  Prime Minister  President North Vietnam  Died 1969 of heart failure at 79; body embalmed  Communist  Prime Minister North Vietnam

11 LE DOC THO (LEE DOC TOE)  Politician North Vietnam  Negotiated Paris Peace Accords  Refused the Noble Peace Prize

12 VO NGUYEN GIAP (VO NEW) LE TRONG TAN (LEE TRONG TAAN)  General during first Indochina war and Vietnam war  At Dien Bien Phu & Tet  Major military leader  Part of Viet Minh against French  Deputy Commander VietCong  Secretary Defense in Vietnam until 1986

13 POL POT KHIEU SAMPHAN (Q SAM PAN)  Chinese Revolutionary leader  Leader of the Khmer Rouge  Became leader Cambodia around 1975 until Cambodia-Vietnam War began in 1979  21% people died under his rule  President of Cambodia  Key leader Khmer Rouge  Still denies genocide

14 MAO ZEDONG  Chinese revolutionary Leader  Had “The Great Leap Forward”  Communist  Died 1976 of heart attack


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