The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made: Acheson, Bohlen,... - Chapter 22-23 Summary & Analysis

Walter Isaacson
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Chapter 22-23 Summary and Analysis

Johnson had more of a hard line attitude toward Vietnam than Kennedy did. He relied on both Acheson and McCloy for advice. The United States was involved in Vietnam and had to stay until the end. The Wise Men advised sending in ground troops.

Rusk knew that the Chiense would intervene in Vietnam just as they had in Korea. In 1965, the United States began bombing the North.

Harriman was trying to bring some attention to the problems in Africa. He traveled to Russia to meet with Aleksei Kosygen who told him that the Russians would not act as mediator with Hanoi. Johnson sent him on a trip to spread the word that the United States wanted peace negotiations. Harriman told a group of senators that the North Vietnamese would only come to the bargaining table if they were forced...

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