Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Wheeler Urges Expansion of Troops

March 23, 1968
Wheeler Urges Expansion of Troops

During a secret meeting in the Philippines, Gen Wheeler informs Gen. Westmoreland that President Johnson will approve only 13,500 additional soldiers out of the original 206,000 requested. Gen. Wheeler also instructs Westmoreland to urge the South Vietnamese to expand their own war effort.

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