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“Where Do You Stop”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

In this call, President Johnson asked Senate Majority Leader Michael J. "Mike" Mansfield [D-Montana] for advice on whether to approach Congress about escalating the Vietnam War. The previous day, the US commander in Vietnam, Gen. William C. Westmoreland, had requested an additional 44 battalions of troops—a request that, if granted, would dramatically expand the US combat presence in Vietnam. 

 

Date:
June 8, 1965
Location:
Mansion
Conversation:
WH6506-02-8107-8108-8109

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