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The Presidency: President Kennedy's Vietnam Tapes

President Kennedy, Robert McNamara & Lyndon B. Johnson

President Kennedy, Robert McNamara & Lyndon B. Johnson

Charlottesville, Virginia
Sunday, November 3, 2013

To mark the 50th anniversary this November 22 of President Kennedy's assassination, we look back at his policies. This is a discussion about Oval Office recordings and what they reveal of JFK's thinking about America's involvement in Vietnam. Over the past decade, 260 hours of President Kennedy's recorded conversations have been released -- 25 of these tapes are exchanges related to his Vietnam strategy. We hear about new findings concerning this strategy from Marc Selverstone -- chairman of the Miller Center Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia.

Updated: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10:06am (ET)

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