• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON YESTERDAY ORDERED MORE U.S. MARINES INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PRINCIPALLY TO PREVENT THE?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON YESTERDAY ORDERED MORE U.S. MARINES INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PRINCIPALLY TO PREVENT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMUNISTIC DICTATORSHIP. THE PRESIDENT WAS SPEAKING ON A NATION-WIDE TELEVISION BROADCAST DURING WHICH HE SAID HE HAD DIRECTED MILITARY CHIEFS TO MOVE 4,500 MEN AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE MOMENT.

    THE DOMINICAN REVOLT HAD STARTED AS A POPULAR DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION BUT WAS TAKEN OVER BY A "BAND OF COMMUNIST CONSPIRATORS." A TRAGIC TURN IN EVENTS OCCURRED, SAID THE PRESIDENT, WHEN COMMUNIST LEADERS, MANY OF THEM TRAINED IN CUBA, SAW A CHANCE TO INCREASE DISORDER AND GAIN A FOOTHOLD IN THE REVOLUTION.

    THOUSANDS OF LIVES, THE LIBERTY OF A NATION AND THE PRINCIPLES AND VALUES OF ALL THE AMERICAN STATES WERE AT STAKE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. PRESIDENT JOHNSON CLAIMED. HE ADDED THAT THE ENTIRE U.S. MISSION IN SANTA DOMINGO HAD ASKED FOR FORCES TO PREVENT THE KILLING OF FOREIGNERS, AMERICAN AND OTHERWISE.

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON SAID:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACID5AMP4VYMIF4XC3A4CM2K9S
    Media URN:
    VLVACID5AMP4VYMIF4XC3A4CM2K9S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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