10 events associated with
1965-1967 troop increase
Johnson sends more troops
Johnson sends 50,000 more troops to vietnam in 1965.
Draft calls increase
Monthly draft calls increase from 17,000 to 35,000.
They estimated it would take 125,000 troops but demands should be met by conscription without calling upon the reserves.
Johnson spoke to the people of America and said that he does not want to flaunt Americas militarism but will not retreat.
Johnson calls upon the UN
Johnson asks the UN to redouble its eforts to restore peace to vietnam.
Secretary of state persuade's
Secretary of state tries to persuade congress to finance the US' new military commitments because of the low defense budget.
First troops to arrive
The first combat troops to arrive are 3500 marines who join 23,000 military American military advisors in Vietnam.
Edge over the enemy
President Johnson authorizes the use of Napalm, a petroleum based anti-personnel bomb that showers hundreds of explosive pellets upon impact.
The U.S flew over 3 million sorties and dropped nearly 8 million tons of bombs.
The U.S bombed enemy army positions, targeting fuel depots and factories, resulting in 3 million civillian refugees and causing the enemy to decentralize their assets.
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