1,000 Troop Withdrawal from South Vietnam

Having returned to Washington earlier that morning from their fact-finding mission to South Vietnam, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maxwell Taylor brief President Kennedy on the status of the U.S. military advisory effort. On the table is a recommendation to begin the process of withdrawing American troops from Vietnam, some of which are to leave by the end of the year, with the bulk of U.S. forces to return home by the end of 1965.

Date: 
Oct 02, 1963
Time: 
11:00 to 11:55
Participants: 
John Kennedy, Robert McNamara, Maxwell Taylor, et al.
Conversation Number: 
114/A49