Vietnam and the Presidency: Lessons Learned

Panelists talked about the impact of the Vietnam War and the “Lessons Learned” in the conflict. They focused on the short… read more

Panelists talked about the impact of the Vietnam War and the “Lessons Learned” in the conflict. They focused on the short and long-term impact of the war on military tactics and strategy, foreign policy, and media coverage of political and military issues in the years following the war. They also made comparisons between the war in Vietnam and current military operations in Iraq. The discussion was moderated by Brian Williams.

“Vietnam and the Presidency” was the first national conference sponsored by all the presidential libraries, from Hoover to Clinton, and the National Archives. Leading historians, key policymakers of the era, and journalists who covered the war examined the antecedents of the war, presidential decision-making, public opinion, lessons learned, and the influence of the Vietnam experience on subsequent U.S. foreign policy. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
191591-4
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Mar 24, 2006
Last Aired:
May 4, 2009

Airing Details

  • Mar 24, 2006 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 25, 2006 | 1:22am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 25, 2006 | 6:22am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 03, 2006 | 12:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 04, 2006 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 03, 2007 | 12:44am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 03, 2009 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 03, 2009 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 03, 2009 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 04, 2009 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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