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President Lyndon Johnson - A Tough Meeting

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Life was not easy for President Johnson and Robert McNamara (Johnson's Secretary of Defense) as the Vietnam War dragged on.  While America's young men were dying in a foreign country, and people at home could not understand why the war was being fought at all, LBJ and his cabinet ministers (especially McNamara) were under pressure.

This image, from the LBJ Presidential Library, is online via the U.S. National Archives.  Curators at NARA have described this picture;

President Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara attend a Cabinet meeting on February 7, 1968, the beginning of Johnson's turbulent last year.

At the time of this photo, North Vietnam's Tet Offensive was underway.


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Image online, courtesy LBJ Library and the U.S. National Archives.

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