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Curtis Lemay

Speaker: General Curtis Lemay
Date: June 28, 1971
Air Force Chief of Staff (1961-1965). As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, advocated massive air strikes against North Vietnam. Attacked the policy of both the Kennedy and the Johnson Administrations and, upon retirement in 1965, attacked the Johnson Administration for a ?no win? conduct of the war in Vietnam. Joined the American Independent Party ticket as Alabama Governor George C. Wallace?s vice presidential running mate.