The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War

Interpreting Statistics

U.S. Troop Levels in Vietnam
1960 900
1961 3,200
1962 11,300
1963 16,300
1964 23,300
1965 184,300
1966 385,300
1967 485,600
1968 536,100
1969 475,200
1970 334,600
1971 156,800
1972 24,200

Questions to think About

1. When did the American troop commitment increase most rapidly?

2. When did the American troop commitment begin to decline?


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