Eisenhower believed that it was very important to keep a non-Communist government in Vietnam.
Eisenhower believed that it was very important to keep a non-Communist government in Vietnam. It was believed by many at that time that Communists all over the world were united in a international conspiracy and their plan was to topple non-communist governments one by one until they achieved world wide domination.
Eisenhower opted for a defense doctrine of "Massive Retaliation," which promised an all-out nuclear attack on the Soviet Union.
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But this was a false, a wasted war.