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The U. S. military advisory effort in Vietnam had a modest beginning in September 1950, when the United States Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG), Vietnam, was established in Saigon. Its mission was to supervise the issuance and employment of $10 million of military equipment to support French legionnaires in their effort to combat Viet Minh forces. By 1953 the amount of U. S. military aid had jumped to over $350 million and was used to replace the badly worn World War II vintage equipment that France, still suffering economically from the devastation of that war, was still using.
e. , the Great Wall of China). The opening in the wall, through which this infiltration and aggression flows, is blocked by the sword represent- ing United States military aid and support. The wall is arched and the sword is pointed upward in reference to the offensive action pushing the aggressors back. Military Assistance Command -- Vietnam, also known as Pentagon East, arrived in Vietnam 8 February 1962, absorbed Military Assistance Advisory Group-Vietnam.
S. begins providing help to the French in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. In August the Pathet Lao communist party and guerrilla group is formed. Discussions among the five nations results in Washington’s dispatch of the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) to Vietnam. Eventually over 250 U.