Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches & Audio

Lyndon Johnson Considers Troop Increase in Vietnam

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Lyndon Johnson Considers Troop Increase in Vietnam

(6 min) tv-pg

In June 1965, shortly after a coup in South Vietnam led to the 10th change of government in the war torn country, an attack by the North Vietnamese destroyed three U.S. aircraft at Danang. During a recorded telephone conversation with Defense Secretary Robert McNamara on July 2, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson contemplates whether the war can be won.

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