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Rusk DDD, McGeorge Bundy, Part 2, circa 1985 March

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
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00:00:01 - Bundy's silent disapproval of the Vietnam War

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Partial Transcript: I don't know your father's position on this issue of what you're calling for, shorthand: the candid question in '65.

Segment Synopsis: Bundy mentions his disagreement with President Johnson's policies on Vietnam, but explains that as a White House staffer, it was not his place to question the president.

Keywords: Eisenhower; Vietnam War; foreign policy

00:03:16 - The Secretary of State's wartime responsibilities

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Partial Transcript: The events in Southeast Asia were more or less disclosing policy?

Segment Synopsis: Bundy considers the proper way to ask Congress for war resolutions, how to explain war to the public, whether one should debate political opponents, and what the Secretary of State's wartime responsibilities are.

Keywords: Lyndon Johnson; President; Secretary of Defense; State Department; Vietnam