General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. (far right), joined by Theodore Sorensen (left ), Jack Valenti, and Henry Kissinger, spoke during a panel on ‘‘Vietnam and the Presidency’’ yesterday at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Vietnam-era aides cite the lessons of a US defeat

Kissinger, others at Kennedy site

By Scott Allen
Globe Staff / March 12, 2006

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President Lyndon Johnson didn't mention Vietnam as he discussed the major issues facing the nation during the long night after John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963. But by 1968, amid mounting US casualties and Pentagon requests for more troops, the unpopularity of the war forced Johnson to drop out of the race for reelection, leaving him a broken ... (Full article: 818 words)

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