August 19, 1968 : Many Americans against a bombing halt

Introduction

A Harris survey indicates that 61 percent of those polled are against calling a halt to the bombing in Vietnam. President Johnson, in a major speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Detroit, challenged Hanoi to respond to the limitations of the bombing campaign that he had announced in March. But he refused to curtail other military activities in Southeast Asia, saying that, “there are some among us who appear to be searching for a formula which would get us out of Vietnam and Asia on any terms, leaving the people of South Vietnam and Laos and Thailand… to an uncertain fate.”

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August 19, 1968 : Many Americans against a bombing halt

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 19, 1968 : Many Americans against a bombing halt

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/many-americans-against-a-bombing-halt

  • Access Date

    November 20, 2017

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