• If Richard Nixon wins in 1960, just how does he handle Vietnam?

    From a425couple@21:1/5 to WolfBear on Mon Feb 8 10:24:20 2021
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    On 2/7/2021 5:28 PM, WolfBear wrote:
    If Richard Nixon wins in 1960, just how does he handle Vietnam? Also, what about his successor (Lodge) if Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates Nixon in 1963?

    Nixon had been Ike's VP for 8 years.
    He respected Ike's military experience and views.
    As Ike said, "Never get involved in a land war in Asia".

    Nixon, like Eisenhower had, would have continued the
    Military Assistance Group that Truman had established.
    POTUS Truman created the Military Assistance Advisory Group
    (MAAG) Indochina in September 1950 under General Erskine in
    Saigon. It was well under 800 men, and was devoted to logistics
    and training, and remained so through 1960.
    It might have done like the MAAG in Greece under
    General James Van Fleet did, of inserting US advisors
    in with local forces. But I do not think US combat
    units would have been inserted to do combat.

    Meaning of "Never get involved in a land war in Asia" in The ...movies.stackexchange.com › questions › meaning-of-n...
    Sep 28, 2019 — "Never fight a land war in Asia" is one of those weird aphorisms that is widely known, but on which nobody agrees who
    originally said it. It has variously been attributed to Bernard
    Montgomery (British General), Dwight Eisenhower (American General and
    later President), and Douglas MacArthur (American General).
    2 answers

    Also - try the Quora "Why is it a bad idea to start
    a land war in Asia?"

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