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Commander-In-Chief: LBJ and the American Response to the Six Day War

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With the outbreak of hostilities on 5 June, 1967, President Lyndon Baines Johnson was faced with a crisis to manage. Already consumed with the war in Vietnam, Johnson now had to prevent a direct confrontation with the Soviet Union, played out on the Israeli-Arab battlefield. What were his options and constraints?

Introductory Remarks: Luci Baines Johnson

Moderator: Deborah Lauter, Senior Vice President, Policy and Programs, ADL

Panelists:
Joseph A. Califano Jr., President Johnson’s Assistant for Domestic Affairs from 1965 to 1969
Mark Updegrove, Director, LBJ Presidential Library

Part of The Six Day War: A Fifty-Year Retrospective – Co-presented by the Anti-Defamation League and the LBJ Presidential Library