Confrontation On Capitol Hill – March 11, 1966
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As the War in Vietnam dragged on, support even among members of the Senate and House was flagging. When Secretary of State Dean Rusk went to Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee he was confronted, almost from the get-go by ranking members including Senator J. William Fulbright, over just what the plan was for Southeast Asia.
Over six hours of non-stop grilling took place on this day. The general mood, not only on Capitol Hill but America in general was, enough was enough. More of the same was promised the following day.
And even then, the War dragged on.
Here are highlights of the days testimony as presented by NBC Radio on March 11, 1966.