US involvement in Vietnam began gradually in the 1950s and early 1960s. It continued, step-by-step. With each step, the US hoped the war could be brought to a victorious conclusion. But some saw these steps as leading only to a wider war in Asia, with no end. This cartoon shows that The US got involved in fighting in Vietnam gradually. It shows each small step as leading only to others, the US is drawn into a wider Asian war it can never hope to win.