January 04, 1965 : Johnson reaffirms commitment to South Vietnam

Introduction

In his State of the Union message, President Lyndon B. Johnson reaffirms U.S. commitment to support South Vietnam in fighting communist aggression. In justifying the continued support to Saigon, Johnson pointed out that U.S. presidents had been giving the South Vietnamese help for 10 years, and, he said, “Our own security is tied to the peace of Asia.”

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January 04, 1965 : Johnson reaffirms commitment to South Vietnam

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  • Year Published

    2009

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    January 04, 1965 : Johnson reaffirms commitment to South Vietnam

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-reaffirms-commitment-to-south-vietnam

  • Access Date

    November 20, 2017

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