• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY (23 JUNE) THAT HE HAD ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF U.

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    PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY (23 JUNE) THAT HE HAD ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF U.S. AMBASSADOR TO VIETNAM, HENRY CABOT LODGE. THE PRESIDENT APPOINTED GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, TO REPLACE MR. LODGE.

    THERE WAS REACTION TO THE APPOINTMENT OF A MILITARY MAN TO HEAD THE U.S. EFFORT IN VIETNAM. SENATOR CHARLES AIKEN, REPUBLICAN OF VERMONT, SAID THE APPOINTMENT OF TAYLOR APPARENTLY MEANT THE MILITARY EFFORT IN VIETNAM WAS TO BE STEPPED UP, AND HE INDICATED HE DISAPPROVED.

    SECRETARY OF DEFENCE ROBERT MCNAMARA SAID THE TAYLOR APPOINTMENT REPRESENTED ONLY THE SELECTION OF THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB. TAYLOR HIMSELF SAID THAT HE HAD LONG STATED THAT THE U.S. EFFORT IN VIETNAM SHOULD BE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC AS WELL AS MILITARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3Q8476HS3UV1UV535DZM8X52M
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Q8476HS3UV1UV535DZM8X52M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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