How does the State Department “white paper” depict the situation in Vietnam in 1965?

How does the State Department “white paper” depict the situation in Vietnam in 1965?

After reading these primary sources,  Herring, and listening to/reading the Module 4 Notes Presentation

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, consider the following questions/directives as you craft a post of at least 250 words:

How does the State Department “white paper” depict the situation in Vietnam in 1965?

Why was the US, in effect, wholly against the approach proposed by de Gaulle?

Using the primary sources as well as the other course readings, pretend you are an advisor to the president. Create a list of policy options (what Johnson could have decided to do) available to Johnson in 1965. Then, select the one you believe he should have, in retrospect, taken. Explain why.