• Short Summary

    IN A TELEVISION PRESS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON TODAY (THURSDAY), PRESIDENT JOHNSON SAID THE MANILA SUMMIT CONFERENCE WOULD REVIEW MILITARY PROGRESS IN THE VIETNAM WAR AND EXPLORE WAYS OF BRINGING ABOUT AN END TO THE CONFLICT.

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    PRESIDENT JOHNSON SPEAKING TO REPORTERS - PICTURES RECEIVED IN LONDON VIA THE EARLYBIRD SATELLITE.



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    REPORTER: "FORMER PRESIDENT EISENHOWER HAS SAID WE SHOULD USE WHATEVER IS NECESSARY, NOT EXCLUDING NUCLEAR WEAPONS, TO END THE FIGHTING IN VIETNAM. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SUCH A PROPOSAL ?"



    JOHNSON: "WITHOUT PASSING ON THE ACCURACY OF YOUR QUOTATION OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER, I WOULD SAY THAT THE POLICY O THIS GOVERNMENT IS TO EXERCISE THAT BEST JUDGEMENT OF WHICH WE'RE CAPABLE IN AN ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE THE MAXIMUM DETERRENCE WITH THE MINIMUM INVOLVEMENT. AND THE EASIEST THING WE CAN DO IS GET IN A LARGER WAR WITH THE DANGERS OF THAT. AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE NO DESIRE TO CAPITULATE OR TO RETREAT, SO IT'S BEEN THE POLICY OF YOUR PRESENT ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE THE STRENGTH WHICH GENERAL WESTMORELAND FELT WAS NECESSARY TO PREVENT THE AGGRESSOR FROM SUCCEEDING, WITHOUT ATTEMPTING TO EITHER CONQUER OR TO INVADE OR TO DESTROY NORTH VIETNAM. OUR OBJECT THERE, OUR PURPOSE IS A LIMITED ONE AND THAT IS TO PERMIT SELF-DETERMINATION TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH VIETNAM AND WE'RE GOING TO BE CONCERNED WITH ANY EFFORT THAT MIGHT TAKE ON MORE FAR-REACHING OBJECTIVES OR IMPLICATIONS."




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    Background: IN A TELEVISION PRESS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON TODAY (THURSDAY), PRESIDENT JOHNSON SAID THE MANILA SUMMIT CONFERENCE WOULD REVIEW MILITARY PROGRESS IN THE VIETNAM WAR AND EXPLORE WAYS OF BRINGING ABOUT AN END TO THE CONFLICT. THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WOULD LEAVE WASHINGTON ON OCTOBER 17TH AND FLY TO WELLINGTON, THE NEW ZEALAND CAPITAL, BY WAY OF HONOLULU. HE WOULD THEN VISIT AUSTRALIA, THE PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, MALAYSIA, AND SOUTH KOREA.

    MR. JOHNSON SAID IS WAS THE ADMINISTRATION'S POLICY TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM DETERRENCE WITH THE MINIMUM INVOLVEMENT. HE WAS ANSWERING THIS QUESTION.....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA21QHRKLGKNHR9R5XWH95CFXD7
    Media URN:
    VLVA21QHRKLGKNHR9R5XWH95CFXD7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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