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1961 - John F. Kennedy sends 1,364 American advisors to South Vietnam. Still no land reform. An operation of U.S. military pilots and planes were ordered to bomb targets in South Vietnam. The operation is cancelled moments before takeoff.
1962 - The number of U.S. advisers increases to 9865. U.S. pilots are clandestinely bombing South Vietnam in an attempt to destabilize the Diem government.
1963 - 15,500 Americans in Vietnam. Diem is losing his grip on the Buddhist revolutionaries. Kennedy agrees with South Vietnamese generals to remove Diem. With the CIA's conveying Kennedy's approval, Diem is assassinated in a military coup and succeeded by a series of military commanders. John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas.
Originally posted by Brende
Who cares? The guy is dead, has been for over 40 years, get over it.
Originally posted by setecastronomy
Bush (GHW), Nixon, and many others were in Dallas on that date. It is rumored that they all met a Clint Murchinsons house the night before with LBJ.
Originally posted by creamsodaIf JFK were not assassinated, this world (or country) would not be here today.