Miller Center

The Kennedy Withdrawal (Combined)

Over the course of several meetings, from October 2 through October 5, 1963, Kennedy and his advisers debated the merits of a plan to withdraw the bulk of U.S. troops from Vietnam by the end of 1965. Segments from two of those meetings, from the morning and evening of October 2, reveal Kennedy's concerns about that plan and the language with which it was to be explained to the American public.

Date:  Oct 02, 1963
Time:  11:00 and 18:05
Participants:  John Kennedy and Senior Civilian and Military Advisers
Conversation Number:  114/A49

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