JFK & Vietnam

JFK: A Reformed Cold Warrior

JFK: A Reformed Cold Warrior

First, let me define cold war as a state of political tension and military rivalry between nations that stops short of full-scale war. Second, I’d like to categorize “cold warriors” into two separate groups. I’ll call the first, the Military Group; and the second, the Strategic Group. Both had extremist factions. The Military Group included a subtype I’ll call the Warmongering Group, while the Strategic Group included a subtype I’ll call the Intelligence Group. The Warmongering Group included men such as General Curtis LeMay, whoRead More

LBJ’s War: Vietnam — 50 Years Ago This Day

LBJ’s War: Vietnam — 50 Years Ago This Day

March 8, 1965 – U.S. Marines are among the first American combat troops to arrive in Vietnam as 3,500 land at China Beach in defense of the American air base located at Da Nang. At the time of their arrival there were already 23,000 American military advisors stationed in Vietnam. On October 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed National Security Action Memorandum No. 263. As of that date, the United States had a total of 16,000 “personnel” in country in South East Asia. The document memorializedRead More

JFK Opposed Vietnam War

JFK Opposed Vietnam War

John F. Kennedy Speech Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy on Indochina before the Senate, Washington, D.C., April 6, 1954   Mr. President, the time has come for the American people to be told the blunt truth about Indochina. I am reluctant to make any statement which may be misinterpreted as unappreciative of the gallant French struggle at Dien Bien Phu and elsewhere; or as partisan criticism of our Secretary of State just prior to his participation in the delicate deliberations in Geneva. Nor, asRead More

NSAM 273

National Security Action Memorandum Number 273 Introduction

National Security Action Memorandum Number 273 – Part One: “The DRAFT” There are several smoking guns, but the one that initially stands out as the most obvious is the date of the DRAFT, which was subsequently signed by McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security. The DRAFT was written and dated November 21st, 1963 less than 24 hours before the assassination. It was ostensibly the result of the meetings that took place the previous day at the Honolulu Conference. The text ofRead More

Black Op Radio Interview - October 31, 2013

Black Op Radio Interview – October 31 2013 – Greg Burnham & Len Osanic

Below are two segments of the same interview I (Greg Burnham) did with Len Osanic for his site, BlackOpRadio.com. Len and I discuss a multitude of topics:  Fletcher Prouty, NSAM 263 and NSAM 273,  McGeorge Bundy, the Honolulu Conference…Just give it a listen and let me know what you think.   Part 1 of Greg Burnham – Len Osanic Black Op Radio Interview, October 31st, 2013 Part 2 of Greg Burnham – Len Osanic Black Op Radio Interview, October 31st, 2013 Utilise a n SEORead More