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Cold War Files: All Units: Multimedia: Kennedy discusses withdrawing 1000 troops from Vietnam (evening discussion)

Kennedy discusses withdrawing 1000 troops from Vietnam (evening discussion)

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Following the morning briefing by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maxwell Taylor on their trip to Vietnam, the National Security Council meets to review their recommendations and to draft a statement on their report for public consumption. As in the earlier meeting, President Kennedy questions the wisdom of committing his administration publicly to an American troop withdrawal.

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Tape 114/A49, JFK Library

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