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