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Re: Vietnam, disagree

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Submitted by Nungman (United States), Feb 28, 2014 at 01:56

It was JFK who got us INTO the Vietnam Conflict, increasing the number of US troops there tenfold. Pres, Kennedy was fascinated by the Green Berets, wearing their distictive headgear as he watched their martial arts displays and ate up their promises that they would out-guerilla the NLF and train "our" Vietnamese to do the same.

No one knows what JFK would have done when the generals came to him requesting that not elite Special Forces but regular military units be sent to prop up the Saigon administration.

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