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President Johnson: [Unclear] I apologized. I--Emerson wires us from Japan. Have you seen his cable?
Robert McNamara∇: No, I haven't.
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara∇ updated President Johnson on conversations he had had to bring the chief of the US Army of Engineers, Lieutenant General William Cassidy, into line on the White House's position on the Department of Transportation Bill.
Robert McNamara∇: Mr. President--[unclear] had a flash message from CINCPAC∇ saying "Forces are ready and weather forecast favorable for strikes against targets 48 and 9." That's Haiphong and Hanoi POL.1
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