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This Day in History: America Inches Toward Vietnam War

In the fall of 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed off on sending more U.S. military aid to Vietnam — just a few hundred soldiers to train South Vietnamese soldiers. Kennedy was neither the first nor the last American president to confront the conundrum of the so-called domino theory, the idea that the Soviet Union (and Communist China) were seeking to expand their influence in Southeast Asia, first in Vietnam and then its neighbors. President Dwight D. Eisenhower...

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