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1954 – France pulls out of Indochina Colony now has independence
Conference at Geneva Divided Indochina into Four States Laos, Cambodia Communist-dominated North Vietnam & pro-Western South Vietnam
Ngo Dinh Diem – anticommunist leader in South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem – anticommunist leader in South Vietnam Asked U.S. for help Asked U.S. for help
Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations sent military equipment and advisors to South Vietnam Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations sent military equipment and advisors to South Vietnam
1963 – the Viet Cong (Vietnamese Communists), controlled large sections of South Vietnam
1964-1965 U.S. increased support to South Vietnamese government Set up supply bases guarded by U.S. troops
Began bombing Ho Chi Minh Trail and southern section of North Vietnam
North Vietnamese sent units into South Vietnam to support Viet Cong North Vietnamese sent units into South Vietnam to support Viet Cong
Communist forces waged war of attrition against U.S. and S. Vietnamese Communist forces waged war of attrition against U.S. and S. Vietnamese
Were willing to suffer heavy casualties Destruction from bombs Just to inflict casualties on Americans, so that U.S. would lose its will to continue
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