Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Nuclear Option


from "War made easy" @0:13:49 Nixon in Vietnam
Also
Eisenhower in Korea.
Eisenhower re Quemoy and Matsu.
prior to Dien Bien Phu, offer of 2 bombs to the French.
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I suspect that Kennedy came close in Laos.

1 comment:

Martin said...

Added 6/15/2011 also see: Tony Geraghty's book Black Ops, Page 5 - "The military options considered to bail out the French included the use of tactical nulear bombs."
or Carol "House of War", p 209 "in April, Eisenhower proposed to the French the use of atomic bombs at Dien Bien Phu."