The two men had met in May of when Kennedy sent Johnson to Asia. This was particularly true of his conversations with broadcast and print journalists, with whom he spoke on a regular basis.
Rather than identifying one starting point, it is more accurate to understand U. Johnson's decisions were based on complicated political and military considerations.
The Dominican Crisis In the late spring, developments closer to home offered striking parallels to the situation in Vietnam. Dee, President Eisenhower had considered authorizing a U. In between lie incidents of increasingly greater magnitude, including the decision to deploy the Marines and the shift from defensive to offensive operations.
All signs were now pointing to a situation that was more dire than the one Kennedy had confronted. They got together and signed a nuclear test ban treaty. Edited by David L.
Yet our response, for the present, will be limited and fitting. The presence of several policy options, however, did not translate into freewheeling discussions with the President over the relative merits of numerous strategies.