November 10, 1964 : McNamara says that U.S. has no plans to send combat troops to Vietnam

Introduction

At a news conference, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara says that the United States has no plans to send combat troops into Vietnam. When asked whether the United States intended to increase its activities in Vietnam, he replied, “Wait and see.” By 1969, more than 500,000 American troops were in South Vietnam.

Article Details:

November 10, 1964 : McNamara says that U.S. has no plans to send combat troops to Vietnam

  • Author

    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    November 10, 1964 : McNamara says that U.S. has no plans to send combat troops to Vietnam

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mcnamara-says-that-u-s-has-no-plans-to-send-combat-troops-to-vietnam

  • Access Date

    October 23, 2017

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    A+E Networks