Tagged: Southeast Asia

Robert McNamara

Defense Secretary McNamara Addresses The DNC Platform – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Defense Secretary Robert McNamara – Address To Democratic Party Platform Committee – August 17, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Seven days after the infamous “Gulf of Tonkin Incident“, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara was giving a pep talk to the Democratic Party Platform, ahead of the Convention which...

Florynce Kennedy - 1968

December 13, 1968 – President-elect Nixon Unveils His Cabinet – Florynce Kennedy Has A Few Words About It

December 13, 1968 – EET: Newsfront – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 13, 1968 – Busy news day – at home and abroad. Starting with Defense Secretary-designate Melvin Laird saying in a press conference earlier that he hoped the war in Vietnam would be over by the time they...

Escalation In Vietnam – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Escalation In Vietnam – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio News – Vietnam 1966: A Year Of Escalation – Feb. 8, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection By 1966 our military commitment to Southeast Asia escalated rapidly past the point of no-return. We were heading knee-deep into fighting a...

May 1, 1961 – The Simmering Stew Called Southeast Asia

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – News On The Hour- May 1, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this First day of May in 1961 was probably more ominous in the long-run than seemingly of immediate concern. News from Southeast Asia concerning...

How Americans Feel About Vietnam – July 2, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News Special Report – Dialogue And Decision – July 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day in 1965 was about the growing dissatisfaction with the War in Vietnam. There were still a lot of supporters, but an equal...

Extended Forecast: Vietnam – Dark With Persistent Mayhem – February 28, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Pres – Russell Long – Feb. 28, 1965 As questions began to raise regarding our role in Southeast Asia, it was still early on in the game to see just where this excursion was heading. There was still majority support...

Attempted Overthrow – Succeeded No-Confidence – February 20, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player: ABC Overseas Assignment – Feb. 20, 1965 One of those days full of intrigues from Southeast Asia. In this case, an attempted coup on the part of troops loyal to former Premier Diem (who was assassinated and overthrown with a little CIA...

Up To Our Lips Again – February 15, 1971

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 15, 1971 – Laos Invasion Not bad enough public opinion railed against U.S. involvement in Cambodia in 1970, in 1971 the war  now extended to Laos with U.S. and South Vietnamese troops crossing the border into Laotian territory amid...