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Johnson and Eisenhower on Vietnam II

This exchange occurred later in the same conversation in which LBJ had read to Eisenhower the statement trying to defuse press reports of a difference of opinion on Vietnam between Johnson and Eisenhower. Sympathizing with Johnson's unfavorable position regarding the war in Vietnam, Eisenhower reassured Johnson that criticism was an inevitable part of foreign policy.

Date:  Aug 18, 1965
Participants:  Lyndon Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower
Conversation Number:  WH6508.05-8555

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