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Landmark Speeches on the Vietnam War (Landmark Speeches:  A Book Series) Gregory Allen Olson

Landmark Speeches on the Vietnam War (Landmark Speeches: A Book Series)

Gregory Allen Olson

Published February 23rd 2010
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160 pages
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Beginning more than sixty years ago, speechmaking that policy led to dissent, and ultimately, Congress forcing the executive branch to terminate U.S. involvement.The fourteen key speeches collected in this volume, from Ho Chi Minhs Declaration ofMoreBeginning more than sixty years ago, speechmaking that policy led to dissent, and ultimately, Congress forcing the executive branch to terminate U.S. involvement.The fourteen key speeches collected in this volume, from Ho Chi Minhs Declaration of the Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 to John Kerrys Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971, express the entire range of positions on the war, which contributed to the political and societal developments that ordained its course and outcome. They span the most volatile years of that period, framed in the words that shaped an era.These speeches include: Ho Chi Minh: Declaration of Independence, September 2, 1945 John F. Kennedy: Americas Stake in Vietnam, June 1, 1956 Michael J. Mansfield: Interests and Policies in Southeast Asia, June 10, 1962 Lyndon B. Johnson: Peace Without Conquest, April 7, 1965 Paul Potter: Speech to the March on Washington, April 17, 1965 George Aiken: Vietnam Analysis--Present and Future, October 19, 1966 Robert F. Kennedy: On Viet Nam, March 2, 1967 Martin Luther King Jr.: Beyond Vietnam, April 4, 1967 Gen. William C. Westmoreland: Vietnam: The Situation Today, April 28, 1967 Walter Cronkite: We Are Mired in Stalemate, February 27, 1968 Lyndon B. Johnson: The Presidents Address to the Nation, March 31, 1968 Richard M. Nixon: Address to the Nation, November 3, 1969 and April 30, 1970 John Kerry: Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, April 22, 1971