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Highlights of LBJ's Telephone Conversations:
June 1965 - July 1965

HIGHLIGHTED TOPICS APPEAR IN BOLD PRINT

 

Citation No.: 8107
Speaker: MIKE MANSFIELD
Tape: WH6506.02               Program No.: 1
Length: 15:20

Date: 06/08/1965
Time: 5:05P
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; MANSFIELD IS DIFFICULT TO HEAR AT TIMES; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT 2 PNOS

Topics: LBJ ASKS MANSFIELD'S ADVICE ON VIETNAM; HISTORY OF US ROLE; WESTMORELAND'S REQUEST FOR TROOPS; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; GEORGE AIKEN'S OPPOSITION TO ASIAN ECONOMIC AID; CONGRESSIONAL DOUBTS ABOUT VIETNAM POLICY; BOMBING CAMPAIGN; SOUTH VIETNAMESE DESERTIONS


Citation No.: 8108
Speaker: MIKE MANSFIELD
Tape: WH6506.02               Program No.: 2
Length: 15:20

Date: 06/08/1965
Time: 5:05P
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: C-SAN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO AND ON NEXT PNO

Topics: QUESTION OF MAXWELL TAYLOR MEETING WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS; PRESS LEAKS; HENRY CABOT LODGE AS US AMBASSADOR TO VIETNAM; SENATE OPPOSITION TO BILL ALLOWING WILLIAM "BOZO" MCKEE TO HEAD FAA; SST; FOREIGN AID BILL; SITUATION IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


Citation No.: 8116
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6506.02               Program No.: 10
Length: 15:18

Date: 06/10/1965
Time: 6:40P
Other Speakers: OFFICE CONVERSATION
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; BRIEF OFFICE CONVERSATION PRECEDES CALL; DAILY DIARY INDICATES LBJ IS MEETING WITH HARRY OPPENHEIMER AND IS ALSO APPARENTLY MEETING WITH JACK VALENTI AT TIME OF CALL; POOR SOUND; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO; PREVIOUSLY OPENED IN PART ON TAPE SO.02

Topics: JCS MEETING ON 2 PLANS FOR MORE US FORCES IN VIETNAM; POSSIBLE EISENHOWER BRIEFING; NUMBERS OF TROOPS IN EACH PLAN; EXTENSION OF TAYLOR'S APPOINTMENT; MIKE MANSFIELD'S, GEORGE AIKEN'S VIEWS; DECISION-MAKING PROCESS; DETERIORATING VIETNAM SITUATION


Citation No.: 8117
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6506.02               Program No.: 11
Length: 6:45

Date: 06/10/1965
Time: 6:40P
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

Topics: MIKE MANSFIELD'S, GEORGE AIKEN'S VIEWS ON VIETNAM; POSSIBLE NEW CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION ON INCREASED US FORCES OR REPEAL OF TONKIN GULF RESOLUTION; VIEWS OF UNNAMED PERSON ON FAILURE OF BOMBING PAUSE, VIETNAM POLICY; NEED TO RESPOND TO VIET CONG BUILDUP


Citation No.: 8154
Speaker: GERALD FORD
Tape: WH6506.05               Program No.: 2
Length: 9:36

Date: 06/17/1965
Time: 7:50P
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; VERY POOR SOUND QUALITY, FORD IS DIFFICULT TO HEAR; LBJ IS MEETING WITH THOMAS DEWEY AT TIME OF CALL; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: FORD'S SON'S ACCIDENT; B-52 BOMBING RAID IN SOUTH VIETNAM; MELVIN LAIRD'S STATEMENT; LBJ DISCUSSES PROPOSED ROLE OF US GROUND TROOPS; FORD REQUESTS MEETING ON TROOPS; LBJ COMPLAINS ABOUT MISLEADING PRESS STORIES, LEAKS; GOODPASTER'S BRIEFING OF EISENHOWER


Citation No.: 8155
Speaker: GERALD FORD
Tape: WH6506.05               Program No.: 3
Length: 5:44

Date: 06/17/1965
Time: 7:50P
Other Speakers: THOMAS DEWEY
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; VERY POOR SOUND QUALITY; FORD IS DIFFICULT TO HEAR; LBJ IS MEETING WITH THOMAS DEWEY AT TIME OF CALL; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

Topics LBJ READS GOODPASTER'S REPORT OF HIS BRIEFING OF EISENHOWER ON VIETNAM, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; FORD EXPRESSES SUPPORT OF B-52 RAID, SPEAKS BRIEFLY TO THOMAS DEWEY; LBJ JOKES WITH FORD ABOUT TRADING MELVIN LAIRD FOR WAYNE MORSE


Citation No.: 8168
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6506.05               Program No.: 16
Length: 7:50

Date: 06/21/1965
Time: 12:15P
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO; PREVIOUSLY OPENED IN PART ON TAPE SO.02

Topics: MCNAMARA REPORTS BASE-CLOSING SECTION DROPPED FROM BILL, BRIEFING TO BE HELD ON B-52 RAID; LBJ ASKS MCNAMARA TO TALK TO RFK ABOUT HIS ALLEGED CRITICISM OF VIETNAM POLICY; CALL FOR NEW CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE, BOMBING PAUSE; LBJ'S DOUBTS ABOUT VIETNAM POLICY


Citation No.: 8169
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6506.05               Program No.: 17
Length: 4:36

Date: 06/21/1965
Time: 12:15P
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

Topics LBJ'S DOUBTS ABOUT VIETNAM POLICY; JACOB JAVITS' CALL FOR NEW CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE ON INCREASED US TROOP COMMITMENT; NEGATIVE COMMUNIST RESPONSE TO UK COMMONWEALTH PEACE INITIATIVE; HAROLD WILSON'S UPCOMING VISIT TO US


Citation No.: 8199
Speaker: CHARLES SCHULTZE
Tape: WH6506.08               Program No.: 4
Length: 6:20

Date: 06/28/1965
Time: 1:56P
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; POOR SOUND QUALITY

Topics: LBJ ASKS SCHULTZE TO REVIEW FOREIGN AID ALLOCATIONS TO ENSURE THEY SERVE US INTEREST; LBJ'S OPPOSITION TO FULBRIGHT BILL TO DISTRIBUTE EXCESS FOREIGN CURRENCY, BELIEF FUNDS SHOULD BE USED TO BUY GOODS FOR USE IN US; EFFECT ON EXCHANGE RATES; AID TO INDIA


Citation No.: 8221
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6506.09               Program No.: 10
Length: 2:37

Date: 06/30/1965
Time: 7:35P
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; MCNAMARA IS DIFFICULT TO HEAR

Topics: PRESS HANDLING OF MILITARY DEPLOYMENTS TO VIETNAM?; TODAY'S MEETING ON VIETNAM (WITH EISENHOWER?); LBJ ASKS MCNAMARA TO TALK WITH RFK ABOUT VIETNAM POLICY; LBJ EXPRESSES DOUBTS ABOUT ALTERNATIVES TO CURRENT POLICY; MCNAMARA REMINISCES ABOUT BAY OF PIGS


Citation No.: 8301
Speaker: BILL MOYERS
Tape: WH6507.01               Program No.: 1
Length: 9:11

Date: 07/01/1965
Time: 9:55A
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

Topics: MOYERS REPORTS ON HIS LUNCH WITH MCGEORGE BUNDY; BUNDY'S RECENT SPEECHES; LBJ DISCUSSES PRESS CONTACTS WITH BUNDY, OTHER WH STAFF; RFK; MOYERS ADVOCATES MORE CANDOR WITH PRESS; LBJ DISCUSSES JACK VALENTI'S RECENT SPEECH, LBJ'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS STAFF


Citation No.: 8302
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6507.01               Program No.: 2
Length: 8:49

Date: 07/02/1965
Time: 8:41A
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "FROM BEDROOM" WRITTEN ON DICTABELT; SLIP INCORRECTLY LISTS DATE AND TIME AS 7/14/1965, 6:15P; CONTENT OF CALL INDICATES TIME AND DATE ARE 7/2/65, 8:41A; MUSIC AUDIBLE IN BACKGROUND; PREVIOUSLY OPENED IN PART ON TAPE SO.02

Topics: LBJ TELLS MCNAMARA HE IS DEPRESSED ABOUT VIETNAM PROPOSALS, ASKS IF THERE IS ANY ASSURANCE US CAN WIN; LBJ'S CONCERNS ABOUT BACKING FOR GREATER COMMITMENT; MCNAMARA ADVOCATES CONSULTING CONGRESS; RUSK'S VIEWS; CURRENT MILITARY SITUATION; ENEMY BODY COUNT


Citation No.: 8303
Speaker: DWIGHT EISENHOWER
Tape: WH6507.01               Program No.: 3
Length: 10:54

Date: 07/02/1965
Time: 11:02A
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; POOR SOUND QUALITY; EISENHOWER IS ALMOST INAUDIBLE

Topics: EISENHOWER ASKS LBJ'S HELP IN HAVING WRIGHT PATMAN HOLD HEARINGS ON BANK MERGER BILL; LBJ ASKS EISENHOWER'S ADVICE ON VIETNAM; POSSIBLE INCREASE IN GROUND TROOPS, CALL-UP OF RESERVES, NEW CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION; AIR CAMPAIGN, INCREASED INFILTRATION


Citation No.: 8307
Speaker: THURGOOD MARSHALL
Tape: WH6507.01               Program No.: 7
Length: 6:29

Date: 07/07/1965
Time: 1:30P
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: POOR SOUND QUALITY; MARSHALL IS ALMOST INAUDIBLE

Topics: LBJ ASKS MARSHALL TO ACCEPT APPOINTMENT AS SOLICITOR GENERAL; IMPORTANCE OF HAVING NEGRO AS GOVT'S TOP TRIAL LAWYER; EFFECT OF APPPOINTMENT OF NEGRO ON US IMAGE ABROAD; EXPERIENCE MARSHALL WILL GAIN AS SOLICITOR GENERAL, POSSIBLE FUTURE APPOINTMENT


Citation No.: 8311
Speaker: MARTIN LUTHER KING
Tape: WH6507.02               Program No.: 1
Length: 13:32

Date: 07/07/1965
Time: 8:05P
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: MLK ON HOLD 0:18, DIFFICULT TO HEAR; CONTINUES ON NEXT 2 PNOS

Topics: MLK CALLS TO EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT MCCULLOUGH SUBSTITUTE FOR VOTING RIGHTS BILL; LBJ DISCUSSES SOUTHERN, REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION; POLL TAX ISSUE; DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HOUSE, SENATE BILLS; NEAR DEFEAT OF RENT SUBSIDY PROVISION OF HOUSING BILL; HOWARD SMITH


Citation No.: 8312
Speaker: MARTIN LUTHER KING
Tape: WH6507.02               Program No.: 2
Length: 15:04

Date: 07/07/1965
Time: 8:05P
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO AND ON NEXT PNO; POOR SOUND QUALITY; MLK IS ALMOST INAUDIBLE

Topics: MLK DISCUSSES IMPORTANCE OF VOTING RIGHTS BILL, EFFORTS TO REGISTER NEGROES; POLL TAX ISSUE; NEED TO RE-BUILD SUPPORT FOR BILL; MLK DISCUSSES INACCURATE PRESS INTERPRETATION OF HIS RECENT STATEMENT ON VIETNAM; LBJ DISCUSSES HIS CONCERNS ABOUT VIETNAM


Citation No.: 8313
Speaker: MARTIN LUTHER KING
Tape: WH6507.02               Program No.: 3
Length: 1:12

Date: 07/07/1965
Time: 8:05P
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: CONTINUES FROM 2 PREVIOUS PNOS

Topics: MLK PRAISES LBJ'S MESSAGE TO CONGRESS ON VOTING RIGHTS BILL; LBJ OFFERS TO SEND MLK COPIES OF SPEECH, ASKS MLK TO CALL ROY WILKINS TO BUILD SUPPORT FOR BILL, TELLS MLK TO CALL LEE WHITE IF LBJ IS NOT AVAILABLE


Citation No.: 8399
Speaker: RICHARD RUSSELL
Tape: WH6507.08               Program No.: 12
Length: 14:51

Date: 07/26/1965
Time: 5:46P
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: C-SAN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: POSSIBLE ACTION AGAINST SAM SITES IN NORTH VIETNAM; RECOMMENDATIONS OF LBJ'S ADVISORS; POSSIBLE SOVIET, CHINESE, WORLD REACTION TO BOMBING HANOI; DEPLOYMENT OF GROUND TROOPS WITHOUT RESERVE CALL-UP; RUSSELL'S CONCERNS ABOUT SOUTH VIETNAMESE LEADERSHIP


Citation No.: 8405
Speaker: FRANK CHELF
Tape: WH6507.09               Program No.: 1
Length: 7:03

Date: 07/27/1965
Time: 4:35P
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Topics: LBJ THANKS CHELF FOR HELP ON IMMIGRATION BILL, ASKS FOR HELP ON REPEAL OF SECTION 14-B OF TAFT-HARTLEY ACT; CHELF EXPLAINS PROBLEMS BILL WILL CAUSE HIM; LBJ'S VOTING RECORD ON ACT; CURRENT LABOR SITUATION; CHELF THANKS LBJ FOR THE WAY HE HAS TREATED HIM