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“More War” or “More Appeasement”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

In advance of a congressional reception at the White House that evening, President Johnson requested remarks on Vietnam from Secretary of Defense Robert S. “Bob” McNamara. Johnson then offered his own description of US policy and his options going forward, as well as a critique of his predecessor’s approach to reducing US personnel in Vietnam. 

 

Date:
February 25, 1964
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6402-21-2191

Conversation Participants