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


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

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