Mike Mansfield talks about his opposition to various Vietnam War tactics and decisions made during President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration. He briefly addresses the way other authors have inaccurately portrayed some of his interactions with President Johnson. Mansfield explains why he talked about the war differently in public as opposed to private and notes that he wanted to show that he was against the war although he wasn’t against the President. He describes his stance against U.S. intervention in the Laotian situation during President John F. Kennedy’s administration. Mansfield also recalls being a part of a board at Fort Missoula that discussed whether or not Japanese or Italian migrants should be interned there.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001—Interviews; Oberdorfer, Don. Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Statesman and Diplomat; Ex-legislators—United States—interviews; Presidents—United States; Senators, United States Congress—Montana; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Vietnam War, 1961-1975—Laos
Montana; China; Japan; Vietnam
Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project, OH 391, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (26 p.: 28 cm.)
Mansfield, Mike, "Mike Mansfield Interview, October 20, 1999" (1999). Don Oberdorfer's Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project. 8.