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“Our National Honor’s at Stake”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

Long before President Johnson sent the first American ground troops to Vietnam, one of the senators whose judgment he valued most, Richard B. "Dick" Russell Jr. [D–Georgia], expressed doubts about that nation's strategic importance to the United States. 

 

Date:
June 11, 1964
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6406-05-3680-3681

Conversation Participants