Hell No We Won’t Go!

December 16, 1965 – General Westmoreland, Commander of U.S. troops in Vietnam, sends Defense Secretary McNamara a request for additional troops.   At this point there were nearly 200,000 soldiers in Vietnam and Westmoreland states that he will need and additional 243,000 by 1966 and 600,000 by the end of 1967.  His vision was never fully realized, but U.S. involvement would max at 540,000 by 1969.  Most of them drafted.

Any wonder why they protested in the streets?  Ever wonder what would have happened if they drafted for Iraq and Afgahnastan?

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s, Johnson, Vietnam

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s