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May 8, 2016 12:32pm EDT
relatively peripheral issue. -- dominant concern was china in the kennedy administration, the future of laos. haduse they in turn listened to the advice from president eisenhower in the transition that the future of laos might determine the future of vietnam. as the administration went on there was a document that the , the successord to mao, that set the whole world was going to be characterized by . struggle of the countries the kennedy administration interpreted what was going on in indochina as part of that process. in those days we had only a few thousand advisors there. that number was increased to about 50,000 in the kennedy administration. a general aet subscription -- obsession of american policy. inherited the situation in which the government of vietnam had been overthrown, the north vietnamese had infiltrated regular divisions, and not just lyndonla forces, and so johnson thought he was getting out the spirit of the policy that had been started by president kennedy when he of forces. increase then gradually as the administration went on, a president who all his life had been
CSPAN
May 21, 2016 1:38am EDT
. kissinger it is -- you have agreed to avenge for china to take over the island in 1974, on whose behalf did you do so, and even the current south china sea situation and all the concerns in asia and pacific ocean, what at vade size would you with president xi, president obama, and secretary kerry. thank you. >> i'm not sure i fully understood the question. it's a question that we tacitly agreed in 1974 that china could take over south -- >> i'm not quite sure i understand that. restate the question. >> it was understood that the u.s. and your supervisor, the security adviser, had arranged so that china would take over the islands in 1974, so that we don't lose that area to russia. now, today, what would you suggest us do on behalf of the national security of the u.s. and even the attack for china is doing on the u.s. do you think the agreement that you signed with mao in 1972- -- 71-72, that time -- is worthy of our 58,000 deaths of the american soldiers? >> thank you. >> well, first of all, as for the benefit of the two or three nontexas graduates here who m not know what the islands a
CSPAN
May 30, 2016 9:47pm EDT
-china. in making the stand against communism, 58,000 americans together with 250,000 south vietnamese lost their lives. north vietnam's rallying cause was to prevent foreign occupation and ensure independent integrity and over 450,000 north vietnamese soldiers died in the fight for that cause. today what can we say was achieved with great losses. why the communist states around the world have already fallen. vietnam still remains a communist state. north vietnam primary objective of preventing foreign occupation has now turned vietnam into a chinese vassal state. vietnam today still has neither freedom nor democracy. what has transpired in the 41 years since the war ended does not change the gratitude we have for the brave men and women of the vietnam war as we honor them today. i mention these facts because to properly honor those heroes we must examine what the sacrifice means to us today and how much the cost for which they died still remains to be achieved. one day when vietnam is no longer under the communist control and this once land of freedom and democracy, the vie
CSPAN
May 1, 2016 10:30am EDT
every year at west point, the sergeant morford award, that sends west point cadets to china to teach preventative medicine in chinese high school. he, along with a corporal who was killed at age 24, are two soldiers that are remembered in china. who were trying to make soldiers be role models of what a good citizen should be. as cardinal spellman mentioned, a religious leader in the united states, he said it this way. if i had not been a priest, i most certainly would have been a soldier. because they are both called to do the same thing. protect the innocent and right the injustice. , our host.to mark he has given me a very strict rule. left must tell you that i the army and went to medical school and became a missionary in africa. in africa, the rule is very simple. you can only speak as long as you have one leg up. when you can no longer keep that leg up, you must give up the podium where the audience -- or the audience can spear you. so let me end it by saying it's only fitting that my remembrance of sergeant larry morford should be followed by sergeant henry kissinger. because m
CSPAN
May 20, 2016 9:10pm EDT
countryside against the cities, and the kennedy administration tried to interpret what was going on in china as part of that process. in those days we had only a few thousand advisors but that number was increased to about 50000 in the kennedy administration, but it was not yet a central for american politics. then lyndon johnson inherited the situation in which the government of vietnam had been overthrown and the north vietnamese had infiltrated regular divisions and so lyndon johnson was getting out the spirit of the policy that have been started president cut kennedy when he ordered the increase of forces and then gradually, as the administration went on, all his life had been known as concerned with the messick policy and in that division of the country, in a way it's lasted to this day and i must say he was an anguished person because he wanted peace, but his notions of peace were that you made the compromise. that is the one thing that the north vietnamese were never prepared to do, and indeed, i became involved because to achieve the negotiations, they had all been blocked so i becam
CSPAN
May 8, 2016 12:06am EDT
and the rest of south china were telling us, you can ask me questions about individual decisions. that were taken. and president ford was president in the very last days of the war. i want to say at the very end when the war -- when it was obvious and we were talking only about the evacuation of the last batch of civilians that were stuck at the airport in sigeon aigon, and i called them and said we have to permit the evacuation of saigon and if you read that phone conversation between him and me, he realized that we had to leave. but he wanted to squeeze out another 12 hours, to see whether we could rescue a few more people. so, all the presidents were haunted in their way. each of them were dedicated to finding a peaceful solution. each of them had the dilemma of how you relate american honor to the ending of the war and that was the dilemma. there was nobody who wanted war. there was nobody who wanted to escalate the war. they all wanted peace. but the question was, under what conditions can you do that without turning over the millions who in reliance on the word of previous
CSPAN
May 7, 2016 9:09pm EDT
quickly pulling out of vietnam. he aimed to explore the rivalry between china and the soviet union to improve relations. vietnam was an expedient where america's bona fide intentions and motives were being acted out. nixon believed that america had to negotiate from strength to prove its willingness to fight, vietnam became that place. how do you respond to that? is that characterize, and view, nixon's position on the war? dr. kissinger: it characterizes part of nixon position on the war. this can be interpreted by professional critics of nixon to mean that he fought so that he could do some other things. that was not what he thought. he thought that if america is credited by abandoning its commitments in vietnam, he could not do the bigger things that were needed in order to make the war in vietnam fit into a global perspective. and so in the sense that he said this is not only about vietnam, it's about trying to create a world order in which the amounts can no longer occur, in that sense, it is correct. mark: you say in your book, "ending the vietnam war," that the dominoes theor
CSPAN
May 22, 2016 6:30pm EDT
. and to cooperation. we believe under conditions of , we can contribute throughout into china to a realization of the humane aspirations of all the people of china. and we will perform our traditional roles of helping people realize these aspirations >> ladies and gentlemen please welcome the former secretary of state, henry kissinger. dr. kissinger, welcome. it is a privilege to have you on the stage. peoplethe things i think don't realize is you are not only the national security to president nixon but also a part-time consultant to president kennedy and president johnson. any living person, i think you saw all the principal commanders of chief around vietnam. each of thosebout men and what categorize their position on the war? : first of all let me say what an honor it is for me to be here. and to participate in a needed to which is heal wounds about vietnam. i want to congratulate the library for organizing this and providing the opportunity. it is symbolic that secretary kerry is coming here tomorrow .ight he was walking around with plaque is outside the white house. the point
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