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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Johnson's State of the Union Address

January 12, 1966
Johnson's State of the Union Address

During his State of the Union address before Congress, President Johnson comments that the war in Vietnam is unlike America's previous wars, "Yet, finally, war is always the same. It is young men dying in the fullness of their promise. It is trying to kill a man that you do not even know well enough to hate...therefore, to know war is to know that there is still madness in this world."

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