President Johnson Answers Critics On Vietnam… 1966

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    Location: Princeton University, United States of America / USA

    Story about President Lyndon B. Johnson receiving an honorary degree from Princeton University and speaking about US policy in Vietnam.

    VS. President Lyndon B. Johnson in cap and gown walks in procession at Princeton University to dedicate a new home to the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. MS. President Johnson is awarded Honorary Degree of Law and gets up to make a speech.

    CU. President Johnson making speech in which he answers critics of his administrations Vietnam policy. He says "The exercise of power in this century, has meant, for all of us in the United States, not arrogance but agony. We have used our power, not willingly and recklessly, but always reluctantly and with restraint." He goes on to talk on South East Asia. "That this country is willing to remove all force once its objectives are secured." He finishes, "What nation has spent the lives of its sons and vast sums of its fortunes to provide the people of a small striving country the chance to elect a course that ourselves might not choose."

    MS. Students of the University clapping the President.

    (Comb. Fine Grain.)

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    01:57:45:00 / 01:59:54:00
    UN 4137 E
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    UN 4137 E
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities War & Revolution Religion & Politics
    vietnam Vietnam Korea in the Twentieth Century
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