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How many American soldiers lost their lives?
What name was given to info sent to US from Moscow envoy?
USSR wanted control over E. Europe as a ... ...
This became the basis of US policy of ...
USSR was ... but also ...
Economically ... Europe was seen as best way of stopping ... ... parties
This was embodied in the ... ...
When were these payments made?
Continuous crises create ... ... in the West
Feb 1948: Soviet-engineered coup in ...
1948-49: ... crisis, massive ... organised
29 Aug 1949: Soviets do what?
Dec 1949: ... falls to Communism
1950-53: ... War, first real ... war
April 1961: what disaster? Following Cuban ...
A huge setback for ..., and ... turns to USSR
13 Aug 1961: what happens?
Oct 1962: what happens?
Also a time of huge upheaval because of ...
Kennedy felt ... in front of ...
The ... era was one of global ... to ... and counter spread of Communism
Who proclaimed Vietnamese independence?
From whom and during what?
After, who wants colony back?
... and ... troops expel Minh's armies from ... ...
US gets involved under ... admin, sends ... assistance and ... advisers
Heavy French defeat at ... ... ...
French withdrawal agreed by the ... ...
... election was to be held in what year?
Who did not accept it?
Kennedy took a ... ... with Vietnam, so called '... ...'
Cuba 1962 meant V'nam remained an ... rather than ... problem
Strategic hamlet program to foster ... ... and ... guerrillas
Increasingly blurred line between ... and ... giving the ... a big ... boost
Kennedy rejected a ... ... and ...ing troops
Hamlet program a failure - ..., overrun, not ... well
Who was best of a bad bunch?
He had poor ... credentials and ... began to grow under him
Initial policy to prop up ... was ... and ...
Diem's gov't became increasingly ... and ...
Kennedy agreed to '... pressures' on Diem which made a ... more likely
Huge religious tensions between ... and ...
But then admin ... military coup against Diem after ... crisis
After Diem's death, support for NLF ... until North escalated war in late ....
Diem had gutted the ... leaving a political ...
LBJ inherited a rapidly ... situation
LBJ wanted to avoid a repeat of ... in ....
LBJ was very ... but a complex ... with little ... policy experience
He inextricably linked ... with his ... agenda
There was an overly ... view of the situation though it was ...ing rapidly
North made huge ..., thinking it would lead to South's ... and US ...
Escalating ... between the US, wanting more ... , and South
Still reluctant to commit to ... engagement in 1964, instead putting pressure on North to halt ...
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Another ... brought ... to power which was ... by the USA
What supposed attacks escalated the conflict?
The US has provocatively deployed ... and then carried out ... strikes
Congress overwhelmingly gave LBJ ... to take all measures, amidst ... about Northern attacks
LBJ's ratings ... but escalation could not be easily ...
Late 1964-65 saw start of ... in Operation ... ...,
and also first ... ... to the South, called the '... strategy'
This was despite little ... or ... pressure to do so
Vietnam increasingly seen as ...
North ... again; didn't see US response as a ... but as an ...
North responded ... perhaps thinking the USA was ...ing
LBJ refused to ... while ... reigned in the South as ... vied for power
LBJ endorsed ...-stage plan to escalate from ... to ... forces
Possibly also a naval ... but all in total ... to preserve ... agenda
Escalation in ... .... prompted by ... chaos and ... defeats
When did first US ground troops land?
US Ambassador ... predicted ... ... and that army was not prepared for ... warfare
Negotiations had no ... basis; USA had very weak hand an ... South Vietnam not likely ...
After a series of ..., a military ... took power which ... escalation arguments
LBJ approved further troops without ... with the South
LBJ did not make declaration of war to avoid ... USSR or China and ... his domestic agenda
When is it expanded to open-ended commitment?
Who is given a free hand?
LBJ ... his predecessor's policy until US engaged in major war by ... ....
LBJ was a ... operator, convinced both ... and ... that he was with them
Paramount for LBJ to maintain ... and ... as Cold War ... broke down
USA was convinced it could ... the North into backing down and ...ing
Rolling Thunder ... continuously and ... all major targets without demonstrable ...
North ... to the bombing and losses were offset by aid from ... and ...
USA spent $... for every dollar of damage to the North
LBJ failed to ... allies; Europe saw greater loss in ... intervention than ... withdrawal
American war effort like a '... on a ...cork'
... of the war meant ...ing the ARVN
Vietnam sapped LBJ's political ... and ...
He was unable to enact his ... agenda
Policy became trying to achieve '... ... ...'
Only ... could be achieved against ... of North Vietnamese
Other challenge was making South Vietnam a viable ... despite severe civil ...
New problems created by ... of the war
effects included: ... from bombing, increased ... from spending, influx of American ..., pervasive ...
Rife ... caused suspicion and ...
Neither the USA nor the North were willing to offer real ...
What was the Polish peace initiative? Withered because USA carried out major ... raid near ...
The aim to was '...' Hanoi to a ... settlement
War expanded to bomb ... ... in Cambodia
By mid-.... LBJ was desperate to end the war - but wouldn't by ... and couldn't by ...
... Secretary McNamara was major proponent of ... but remained ... to LBJ
NLF struggling to ... as US ... front was collapsing
North changed strategy to a heavy ... , mounting various ... attacks
before targeting major ... during ... holiday
1967-68: what began? including ... ...
The ... crisis of .... added further pressure
On 31st ... ...., LBJ announced he would not ... ... ...
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Renewed focus on ... - Hanoi quite happy with strategy of '...ing while ...ing'
Infamous 'battle of the ...' ensued over ... of such
New strategy was ... to ... the AVRN
This is a tactical ... for the North who experience ... losses
But it was a ... on the US ... front
Tet was a ... victory for USA - one ... new refugees, huge ... damage and thousands ...
Media depicted Tet in highly ... and ... terms
LBJ encouraged the .... to do more, towards strategy of ...
The ... and ... stalemate remained at end of ....
... protection meant refocus on strategic ... and ... security
1971: ground operations expanded to ... while simultaneous troop ...
What happens in 1972, with the North gaining footholds?
Nixon begins '... ..' while sending troops into ...
This reactivates the ... movement
US withdrawal accompanied by ... ... between North and South
When does Hanoi launch a new offensive?
Congress rejects appeal for ... ... aid
When does Saigon fall?
Public opionion did not influence ... or ... since LBJ had already decided not to ...
Tet proved to have been ... because it was so ...
Deterrence is not just about ...ing enemy intentions, but ...ing them
Good starting point for ... threats is the national ...
Beyond it, states have to actively ... threats seem ...
A good example is ... in ....
... made it look not worth the risk of ...
Deterrence often depends on putting the ... to the enemy - he has to make the ... to proceed to a ...
In a way necessary to close off ... to ourselves
In law there is the doctrine of 'last ... ...'
Meaning only one side has option of changing his ... i.e you are in a position from which you cannot ...
Public ... cannot always be used as its ... will cheapen
Nations can only be exceptionally ... about a limited amount
USSR succeeded in making West think each of its ... was equally ...
USSR had advantage of being one ... 'bloc'
Places like ... complicated this, by ...ing 'blocness'
Commitments are probed by tactics of ... or '... tactics'
For example, a ... builds up day after day whereas an ... demands a response
With the former, there is no '... ...'
A threat that ... rather than ... often requires punishment to be administered .. the other acts rather than ... he acts
... is infinite in its timing whereas ... has to be definite
A compellent position is more subject to ...
Deter: don't come ... Compel: move back but ... ...?
Compellent action must be ... or else there is no ...
If demands are kept ..., enemy can comply without losing ...
Creation of shared ... is technique known as ...
A ... in risk-taking: mutual risk is intended but not the potential ...
Perception: intelligence about separating deliberate ... from coincidental
For coercion to work, the other actor has to: ... there is a ...
... that you will inflict the punishment
... that you will not inflict the punishment ...
It is argued that deterrence is ...
Who says this?
This explains why ... is important

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