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… of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam (Random House, 2012), which won four prizes, … #AgonyofVietnam.   … 'What's it worth to this country': LBJ and the Agony of Vietnam
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LBJ and McNamara on Vietnam
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LBJ and Richard Russell on Vietnam
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… In an effort to provide space for negotiations during the Vietnam War, Johnson ordered a cessation of air strikes … Eisenhower Conversation Number :  WH6601-10-9533 … … LBJ and Eisenhower on Bombing North Vietnam
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… adviser, McGeorge Bundy, discuss the problems in South Vietnam. Date :  Mar 02, 1964 Time :  12:35 Participants :  … Number :  WH6403.01 #2309 Full Screen Mode … … LBJ and McGeorge Bundy discuss Vietnam
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… Johnson reveals his deeply conflicted thinking on Vietnam, a profound sense of anxiety absent from his public … :  WH6405.10 #3519, #3520, #3521 Full Screen Mode … … LBJ and Richard Russell on Vietnam (long version) …
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… with national security officials reaffirmed the continuity LBJ was desperate to project; as reported in the New York … initial increment of those 1,000 troops did indeed leave Vietnam. Speaking prior to their departure on December 3, …
The president didn't see bringing troops home as constructive, especially as he intensified the war effort.
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… in the aftermath of his landslide 1964 election victory. LBJ provides a negative model: what Biden should not do in … Yet all was not well. Protests against the war in Vietnam and rebellions against racial injustice in American …
President Biden could learn from the mistakes President Johnson made as he managed a splintered Democratic Party
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… exchange occurred later in the same conversation in which LBJ had read to Eisenhower the statement trying to defuse press reports of a difference of opinion on Vietnam between Johnson and Eisenhower. Sympathizing with …
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… As the historian Keith W. Olson contends, “Watergate and Vietnam…contributed significantly to a fundamental distrust … in South Vietnam. The international conflict turned LBJ into a villain in the White House, and created a …
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… President Johnson holds a press conference at the LBJ Ranch in Texas. He discusses presidential appointments, the United States’ goal in Vietnam, and interactions with Governor Wallace of Alabama. …
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… in Laos, his resistance to an American combat role in Vietnam, and his rejection of lethal force in resolving the … 30 Jun 1965, with McNamara telling LBJ that they were wrong in the Bay of Pigs not for doing it …
“Who would want to read a book on disasters?” That was the question John F. Kennedy put to an aide in late 1961 upon hearing that journalists were thinking about writing books on the first year of his presidency. It was a loaded question, as Kennedy was quite familiar with the book market, having written two popular volumes of history, including one on a political and military disaster. And there was no denying that his previous 12 months had been filled with foreign policy missteps—the most notable being the failed invasion at Cuba’s Bay of Pigs.  
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… never in victory. But one of the least learned lessons of Vietnam is that a happy ending does not require victory. … … kicking the can down the road becomes the war’s loser. As LBJ said to Eugene McCarthy two years before the Tet …
Our war in Indochina shows that endless wars do end, though almost never in victory. But one of the least learned lessons of Vietnam is that a happy ending does not require victory.
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… Russell highlights the serious early concerns about Vietnam prevalent among Johnson and his close advisers. … that "it isn't important a damn bit" in response to an LBJ query about the relevance of Vietnam for American …
Presidential Speeches
… President Johnson holds a press conference at the LBJ Ranch in Texas, spending the majority of his time discussing matters pertaining to Vietnam, including the selective service review, the effect …
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… resolution was a pivotal moment in the escalation of the Vietnam War. But what was the incident that provoked its … is one of several related NMCC recordings released by the LBJ Library in June 2002. [Chart originally prepared for The …
The August 1964 passage of the Tonkin Gulf resolution was a pivotal moment in the escalation of the Vietnam War. But what was the incident that provoked its passage?
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… > An Exceptional Alliance: Johnson, Eisenhower, and the Vietnam War “I’m going to lean on you in the days ahead.” … this player. August 18, 1965 Citation #8555, WH6508.05. LBJ Library President Johnson:  They want to get us in a …
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… Poverty, the consequences of street protests that cast the Vietnam War and the anti-poverty effort as mutually-exclusive … Bill Moyers Conversation Number :  WH6612.11 #11206 … … LBJ on Sargent Shriver, Politics, and the War on Poverty …
Public Events
… offers a preview of Ken Burns' epic new PBS series, The Vietnam War, which reexamines the conflict as well as its … pessimism. And I think that’s particularly the case with LBJ and Richard Nixon. Uh, it’s there with Kennedy, um, …
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… policy matters, including press comment on Cuba and Vietnam. Date :  Mar 28, 1964 Participants :  Lyndon Johnson, … Number :  WH6403.17-2682, 2683 Full Screen Mode … … LBJ on Managing Congress and the Press …