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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964–1968, Volume X, National Security Policy

Editor:
David S. Patterson
General Editor:
David S. Patterson

United States Government Printing Office
Washington
2002

Department of State
Office of the Historian
Bureau of Public Affairs



Overview

The editor tried to document as much as possible the roles of President Lyndon Johnson and his key foreign policy advisers, particularly his White House assistants McGeorge Bundy and Walt W. Rostow, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, and Secretary of State Dean Rusk, in the administration's consideration of a wide range of national security issues. Major topics covered in the volume include: analyses of the Soviet military threat, the development of new U.S. weapons, the question of U.S. development and deployment of an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system, chemical and biological weapons, tactical nuclear weapons, counter-insurgency policy, improvement of command and control systems, and military force structure.