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“He’ll Stop the Bombing if Elected”

 

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On 30 September 1968, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. surprised President Johnson by announcing that, if elected president, he would halt the bombing of North Vietnam “as an acceptable risk for peace.” Republican presidential nominee Richard M. “Dick” Nixon called the White House to find out if the administration’s position on a bombing halt had changed. 

 

Date:
September 30, 1968
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6809-04-13432-13433

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