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“OK, Go Ahead”

 

Photo credit: The Dutch National Archives

Conversation Details

President Johnson received a briefing from Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Deputy Secretary of Defense Cyrus R. “Cy” Vance about a proposed operation in which American planes would drop Belgian paratroopers into the Congo to rescue hostages held by rebel forces in the city of Stanleyville. After asking specific questions about the plan and receiving assurance that his national security team supported it, the President authorized the mission.

 

Date:
November 21, 1964
Topic:
Congo
Location:
LBJ Ranch
Conversation:
WH6411-26-6439

Conversation Participants