July 22, 1967 : Taylor and Clifford begin tour of the Pacific region

Introduction

Gen. Maxwell Taylor, former U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam and now a consultant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, and presidential adviser Clark Clifford tour South Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea to sound out opinion on the possibility of another summit conference on the situation in Vietnam. Reportedly, they were also seeking additional troops for the war. On their return to Washington, Taylor and Clifford reported no major disagreements on any aspect of the war among the national leaders with whom they had spoken during the trip. Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and Korea eventually sent combat troops to South Vietnam to fight alongside the Americans and South Vietnamese.

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July 22, 1967 : Taylor and Clifford begin tour of the Pacific region

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  • Year Published

    2009

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    July 22, 1967 : Taylor and Clifford begin tour of the Pacific region

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    November 19, 2017

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