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Interview With James Claude Thomson, 1981 [electronic resource]

by Richard Ellison and James C. Thomson, Jr.
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
James Claude Thomson served as an East Asia Specialist in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He comments on a lack of expertise on Asia in the US government in the 1950s and 1960s. Thomson helped draft the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, and he recalls the process to get it passed through Congress. He discusses the effects of the Democratic Party's fear of looking soft on Communism on Vietnam, and recalls his dismay at the escalation of the war in 1965.
Release Date
1983
Run Time
25 min.
Language
This edition in English
Notes
Title from resource description page (viewed Nov. 5, 2012).
Series
American History in Video
Vietnam : A Television History
Published
Boston, Mass. : WGBH Boston Video, 1983.
Access Restriction
Access restricted to subscribers.
Description
1 online resource (video file (25 min.)) : sound, color.
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