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Herring, George C.
The War Bells Have Rung
The LBJ Tapes and the Americanization of the Vietnam War
In the summer of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson faced an agonizing decision. On June 7, General William Westmoreland had come to him with a "bombshell" request to more than double the number of existing troops in Vietnam. LBJ, who wished to be remembered as a great reformer, not as a war... More