THE VIETNAM WAR  

(witch big leader was in it?)

JON F. KENNEDY

Jon Fitzgerald Kennedy made it clear that he would support the south Vietnamese government in his speech of why he should become president, he also made it clear that he would not change the government the president before him made.But he believed that if the south fell into communism then all other states would to, as in consequence. This is something he wasn't ready to contemplate.

"Charles De Gaulle warned Kennedy that Vietnam and warfare in Vietnam would trap America in a “bottomless military and political swamp”."

"In 1961, Kennedy agreed that America should finance an increase in the size of the South Vietnamese Army from 150,000 to 170,000. He also agreed that an extra 1000 US military advisors should be sent to South Vietnam to help train the South Vietnamese Army. Both of these decisions were not made public as they broke the agreements made at the 1954 Geneva Agreement." He soon realized that he couldn't unite with south Vietnam and agreed that the C.I.A could make plans to over through the Vietnamese.

(although in the end they decided not to.)