• Short Summary

    President Lyndon Johnson, accompanied by Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, left Washington Saturday night (18 March) for a three day conference in Guam on the future of the Vietnamese war.

  • Description

    President Lyndon Johnson, accompanied by Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, left Washington Saturday night (18 March) for a three day conference in Guam on the future of the Vietnamese war.

    The President left from the White House still wearing evening clothes after he hosted a formal dinner for governors of all 50 of the United States involvement in the war is " a painful course that we pursue to keep hope alive in that land where our commitment is tested. But pursue it we must." The President flew from the White House lawn to the airport by helicopter.

    The President's huge Air Force 1 jetliner took off from John Foster Dulles International Airport in nearby Virginia, at 11:34 P.M. Saturday night for the 18-hour, 8,000 mile flight to Guam.

    In Guam, the President will spend much of his first day conferring with Premier Nguyen Cao Ky and other South Vietnamese leaders. Most of the second day will be spent with General William Westmoreland, commander of all United States forces in Viet Nam, and with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to South Viet Nam, Henry Cabot Lodge, and his replacement Ellsworth Bunker.

    Both sets of meetings are expected to deal primarily with this change of the United States civilian command and the tactics for the difficult pacification program in South Viet Nam.

    The President is expected to return to Washington Tuesday night.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3769WJKT6U27128KJ1WHOGSL6
    Media URN:
    VLVA3769WJKT6U27128KJ1WHOGSL6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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