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“No Nuclear Weapons in South Vietnam”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

When reports surfaced of tactical nuclear weapons being used in Vietnam, former president Dwight D. Eisenhower called President Johnson to share some concerns expressed to him by a group of his former science advisers. President Johnson assured Eisenhower that “we have no nuclear weapons in South Vietnam” and “nobody ever has recommended it.” 

 

Date:
February 19, 1968
Location:
Mansion
Conversation:
WH6802-02-12722-12723

Conversation Participants