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Oral history interview with Richard C. Holbrooke, 1986 Feb.

Author: Richard C Holbrooke; Richard Rusk; Thomas J Schoenbaum
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this interview, Richard Holbrooke explores U.S. policy in Vietnam and in particular the decisions that led to such long-term U.S. involvement. Holbrooke discusses Johnson's March 31, 1968 speech announcing a limited bombing halt in Vietnam and his decision not to seek re-election. He also focuses on the 1968 efforts to negotiate a peace at the Paris Peace Talks, Rusk's relationship with Averell Harriman, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Dean Rusk; Lyndon B Johnson; W Averell Harriman; Ellsworth Bunker; Ellsworth Bunker; W Averell Harriman; Lyndon B Johnson; Dean Rusk
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Holbrooke; Richard Rusk; Thomas J Schoenbaum
OCLC Number: 45745486
Notes: Interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum in Feb. 1986.
Related collections in this repository: Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Dean Rusk collection; Parks Rusk collection; and Dean Rusk personal papers.
Description: sound recording: 1 audiocassette (61 min.) Transcript: 26 leaves

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In this interview, Richard Holbrooke explores U.S. policy in Vietnam and in particular the decisions that led to such long-term U.S. involvement. Holbrooke discusses Johnson's March 31, 1968 speech announcing a limited bombing halt in Vietnam and his decision not to seek re-election. He also focuses on the 1968 efforts to negotiate a peace at the Paris Peace Talks, Rusk's relationship with Averell Harriman, the effectiveness of Ellsworth Bunker in Saigon, and the effect of the 1968 presidential election on the peace process.

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