Robert McNamara

WH6609-13-10857

Date: 
Friday, September 30, 1966 - 4:37pm - 4:45pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara
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The conversation has already begun when the recording starts.

President Johnson: [Unclear] I apologized. I--Emerson wires us from Japan. Have you seen his cable?

Robert McNamara: No, I haven't.

WH6606-03-10224

Date: 
Friday, June 10, 1966
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara
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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.

WH6606-06-10266

Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara
Location: 
Mansion
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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 [4]9." That's Haiphong and Hanoi POL.1

  • 1. The acronym POL stands for petroleum, oil, lubricants, all essential for the operating of modern military equipment.

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