March 1950 Harry Truman approves National Security Council Memorandum 64, declaring that the US would not allow French Indochina fall to communism. September 1950 Truman sends the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) to Saigon to assist French forces. 1952 US starts paying for more than one-third of the French war. January 1953 Dwight Eisenhower takes […]
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