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Oral history interview with Dean Rusk, 1985 Nov. 5.

Author: Dean Rusk; Richard Rusk; Thomas J Schoenbaum
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In this interview, Rusk describes the Tet Offensive, its aftermath, and U.S. reactions to the events. He discusses the concerns about leaks during Johnson's administration and touches upon public dissent about the war. Rusk focuses on the disagreements among the members of the Cabinet about U.S. military policy in Vietnam, in particular, troop increases and the bombing halt in Vietnam. He touches on Richard  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Dean Rusk; Lyndon B Johnson; Richard B Russell; Lyndon B Johnson; Dean Rusk; Richard B Russell
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Dean Rusk; Richard Rusk; Thomas J Schoenbaum
OCLC Number: 45811540
Notes: Interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Nov. 5, 1985, in Athens, Ga.
Related collections in this repository: Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Dean Rusk collection; Parks Rusk collection; and Dean Rusk personal papers.
Description: sound recording: 1 audiocassette (62 min.) Transcript: 32 leaves

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In this interview, Rusk describes the Tet Offensive, its aftermath, and U.S. reactions to the events. He discusses the concerns about leaks during Johnson's administration and touches upon public dissent about the war. Rusk focuses on the disagreements among the members of the Cabinet about U.S. military policy in Vietnam, in particular, troop increases and the bombing halt in Vietnam. He touches on Richard Russell's role in the Senate and upon Fulbright's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Vietnam.

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