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RG-64.01, The Case Against an Anti-Ballistic Missile System, article from Look Magazine, November 28, 1967

RG-64.02, A Draftee is Sent to Fight, article from Look Magazine, November 28, 1967

RG-64.03. What We Can Do to End the Agony of Vietnam, article from Look Magazine, part 1, 28 November 1967

RG-64.03, What We Can Do to End the Agony of Vietnam, article from Look Magazine, part 2, 28 November 1967

RG-64.04, Saurday Evening Post article about Lyndon B. Johnson, entitled The Exercise of Power. Part 1, October 22, 1966

RG-64.04, Saturday Evening Post article about Lyndon B. Johnson, entitled The Exercise of Power, part 2, October 22, 1966

RG-64.04, Saturday Evening Post article about Lyndon B. Johnson, entitled The Exercise of Power, part 3, October 22, 1966



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Title: American government and politics, 1960-1966Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1960s

ID: RG-64/RG-64

Primary Creator: American politicians and journalists (1960s)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Subjects: American humanitarian responsibilities, American national interests, American politics, 1960s, Combat operations in Vietnam, 1962 -- 1975, Decision to apply military forces in Vietnam, Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965, Disasters of the Vietnam War, Division in the American society over the Vietnam War, Documents in English language, Global security, 1960s, Implementation of military decision, negative results, Implementation of military decisions, International Affairs, 1960s, Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States, Military support of North Vietnam by the USSR and China, Missile systems, defensive, Missile systems, offensive, Narratives in English language, Negotiations in the Vietnam War, Peace efforts in the Vietnam war, Presidential campaign of 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson, Presidential campaigns, intrigues and hypocrisies, United States, Presidential campaigns, United States, Reform in medical sphere, Great Society, United States, Reforms in civil rights, Great Society, United States, Reforms in Education, Great Society, United States, Reforms in public sphere, Great Society, United States, Reforms in Social sphere, Great Society, United States, Robert F. Kennedy, US Senator and official, public and political figure, Search for peace settlement in the Vietnam war, Social issues of American society, 1960s, The Great Society, American politics, The Great Society, American politics, Lyndon B. Johnson, The role of the USSR in the Vietnam War, United States (1950 -- 1978), US Armed forces, 1960s, US soldiers in Vietnam, 1962 -- 1975, Vietnam War, 1962 -- 1973, War between North Vietnam and South Vietnam

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection comprises publications in the form of articles and speeches by American politicians and journalists of the 1960s

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collections consists of four publications in the form of political and societal discourse reflected the issues of American and international politics in the 1960s

Collection Historical Note

The issues of the Vietnam War and global security are discussed in the public discourse.

RG-64.01, Look Magazine Articles 28 November 1967

RG-64.01.01, “The Case Against an Antiballistic Missile System” by Dr. Jerome Wiesner: Special assistant to the President for Science and technology during the years 1961-64

Summary: The article essentially discusses President Johnson’s decision to build a defense against the nuclear weapons of the Soviet Union and China.

RG-64.01.02, “A Draftee is Sent to Fight” Produced by Christopher S. Wren and Photographed by Thomas R. Koeniges

Summary: It is testimony from soldiers in Vietnam who were drafted about their experiences there, the type of combat, and what they think they are fighting for.

RG-64.01.03, “What We Can Do to End the Agony of Vietnam” by Robert F. Kennedy

Summary: It is Senator Bobby Kennedy’s arguments towards ending the American commitment in Vietnam.

RG-64.02, Saturday Evening Post Article 22 October 1966 Issue No. 22

RG-64.02.01, “Lyndon B. Johnson: The Exercise of Power” by Rowland Evans and Robert Novak

Summary: The article is written after LBJ was actually voted to be president for another four years after taking the office after JFK’s assassination. It gives an overview of his previous policies and speculates as to what he will do in his next term. There are positive statements as well as criticisms.

Biographical Note

American politicians and journalists of the 1960s

Subject/Index Terms

American humanitarian responsibilities
American national interests
American politics, 1960s
Combat operations in Vietnam, 1962 -- 1975
Decision to apply military forces in Vietnam, Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965
Disasters of the Vietnam War
Division in the American society over the Vietnam War
Documents in English language
Global security, 1960s
Implementation of military decision, negative results
Implementation of military decisions
International Affairs, 1960s
Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States
Military support of North Vietnam by the USSR and China
Missile systems, defensive
Missile systems, offensive
Narratives in English language
Negotiations in the Vietnam War
Peace efforts in the Vietnam war
Presidential campaign of 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson
Presidential campaigns, intrigues and hypocrisies, United States
Presidential campaigns, United States
Reform in medical sphere, Great Society, United States
Reforms in civil rights, Great Society, United States
Reforms in Education, Great Society, United States
Reforms in public sphere, Great Society, United States
Reforms in Social sphere, Great Society, United States
Robert F. Kennedy, US Senator and official, public and political figure
Search for peace settlement in the Vietnam war
Social issues of American society, 1960s
The Great Society, American politics
The Great Society, American politics, Lyndon B. Johnson
The role of the USSR in the Vietnam War
United States (1950 -- 1978)
US Armed forces, 1960s
US soldiers in Vietnam, 1962 -- 1975
Vietnam War, 1962 -- 1973
War between North Vietnam and South Vietnam


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Document/Artifact of Item-Level 01: RG-64.01, The Case Against an Anti-Ballistic Missile System, article from Look Magazine, November 28, 1967, 28 November, 1967Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This document is a scholarly article written by Dr. Jerome B. Wiesner; Wiesner was titled Science Advisor to the President for Presidents' Eisenhower, Johnson, and Kennedy.  Wiesner's article, "The Case Against an Antiballistic Missile System", criticizes the construction of antiballistic defense systems in the United States during the Cold War era.

Wiesner introduces that since the Chinese tested a hydrogen bomb and  negotiations faltering between the USSR and USA to limit missile defenses, an American panic has come over the White House to construct an antiballistic missile system.  Dr. Wiesner criticizes President Lyndon B. Johnson's decision to build an ABM defense system that would cost "between $3 to $6 billion, that would provide a reasonably effective defense..." in the short term, only 10-15 years.  Dr. Wiesner also criticizes the "disastrous" handling of the Vietnam conflict in 1961. 

On antiballistic systems, Dr. Wiesner is against because he believes there is safety on offense; "offense has all of the advantages; any defense system can be overpowered."  Wiesner biggest criticism is the exponential cost of ABM systems and short-term effectiveness.  In conclusion, Dr. Wiesner calls for peace, "the best defens is to prevent nuclear war."

Look Magazine, 28 November, 1967.

Subject/Index Terms:
China, post-WWII
The USSR (1945 -- 1991)
Cold War
Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States
John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Missile systems, defensive
Missile systems, offensive
antiballistic missile systems, Cold War era
Mao Zedong, Chairman of the Communist Party of China, 1945-1976
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, 1961-1968
Vietnam War, 1962 -- 1973
Vietnam (1954 -- 1975)
United States (1960--2000)
New York (New York, United States)
Communist ideology
Communism
Japan, post-WWII
India, post-WWII
Dr. Jerome B. Wiesner, Science Advisory Committee to the President,
Look Magazine, American magazine, 1967
Moscow (the USSR)
Diplomatic relations between the USSR and the United States, Cold War era
Second World War, 1939 -- 1945
Nuclear warfare, Cold War era
Creators:
Editorial board and contributors, Look Magazine, American (1967)
Dr. Jerome B. Wiesner, Science Advisory Committee to the President (1967)
Look Magazine, American publication (1967)


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