November 10

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Vietnam War

Nov 10, 1964:

McNamara says that U.S. has no plans to send combat troops to Vietnam

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.

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