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“I Didn’t Say I’d Use Atomic Bombs”

 

Photo credit: Frank Wolfe

Conversation Details

Former president Dwight D. Eisenhower expressed annoyance with rumors that he had threatened the use of atomic weapons during the Korean War and had advocated use of such weapons in Vietnam. He reiterated to President Johnson that in the current conflict “I never vary from my stand that this is your responsibility.”

 

Date:
October 3, 1966
Topic:
Nuclear Weapons
Location:
Mansion
Conversation:
WH6610-02-10916

Conversation Participants