Thursday, June 30, 2005

Weird But True, How Viet Nam Advanced Soviet Aims

     Johnson and the Soviets had an arms deal.  They would keep their overall arms expenditures rising or falling in tandem. 

     Expenses in Viet Nam kept US expenditures rising, without any concommitant increase in US defense preparedness.  This really irked Johnson.

     How do I know?  I listen to the Johnson White House Tapes on C-SPAN 3 on Sunday mornings.

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