Miller Center

October 5, 1963: 1,000 Troop Withdrawal from South Vietnam

While discussing a new set of instructions for Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge to help manage a deteriorating situation in South Vietnam, President Kennedy continues to ruminate on the public relations dimension of an American troop withdrawal. As he does in the meetings of October 2, Kennedy considers the prospects for troop reduction against the backdrop of the war effort.

Date:  Oct 05, 1963
Time:  09:30
Participants:  John Kennedy, Robert McNamara
Conversation Number:  114/A50.1 and 114/A50.2

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