U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's speech on his decision to increase U.S. forces in Vietnam; in Washington DC, United States
Washington DC USA Date:1965, July 28 Duration:2 min 40 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's Washington Press Conference address on his new policy for Vietnam. President's wife Lady Bird Johnson and daughter Lynda Bird Johnson Robb in attendance. Members of the press seated in the room and take down notes. President Lyndon Johnson addresses the press. The President says that he wishes to convey to Communist powers in Vietnam that the United States cannot be defeated by 'force of arms or by superior power.' The President states that he has spoken to Commanding General Westmoreland has assured him that whatever his needs are, they will be met. He says that troop numbers will be increased from 75,000 to 125,000 in Vietnam. Additional forces will be needed later which will be sent. Brief shots of young men standing in line for the draft, taking tests, and taking the oath as soldiers are shown. The President says that he welcomes the concerns of any nation.
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