Eisenhower's Domino Problem

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President Eisenhower strongly believed in the “domino” theory, and this idea was present in US for more than a decade. Vietnam was economically significant to the United states , also “the specific value of a locality in its production of materials that the world needs” .Nevertheless, in February 1954 he refused to send troops in the Franco-Vietnamese War and in respond to that he said “ I cannot conceive of a greater tragedy for America than to get heavily involved now in an all-out war in any of those regions”. The president, wanted to improve the relations between USA and the USSR and in July 1955, he proposed the “open skies” policy, in which both sides can interfere with each other’s air military programs. However, the outcome was not

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