It amazes me that some people continue to insist that President John F. Kennedy began our involvement in Vietnam. He did not. That is simply untrue.
I urge and encourage these apparently uneducated people ignorant about how our involvement in Vietnam began to research the subject, as I have done. Facts cannot be disputed.
Fact: Since the end of World War II, American cold warriors had the view that under no circumstances could the U.S. lose control of Vietnam.
Fact: As early as 1952, a secret national security council memo stated bluntly, “Communist control of all of Southeast Asia would render the U.S. position in the Pacific offshore island chain precarious and would seriously jeopardize fundamental U.S. Security interests in the Far East.”