The War: The Greatest Drama

Beaming avuncularly at the reporters wedged three and four deep around his White House desk, the President observed: "I would say we all ought to be commended for our good spirits and jolly frame of mind. I appreciate the good humor you are all in. I don't know how to account for it."

Lyndon Johnson, looking trim and tanned, is in pretty good humor himself these days, and he is only too happy to account for it. He is optimistic that by continued persuasion and pressure —"the jawbone technique," in Treasury Secretary Henry Fowler's phrase —he can keep the booming U.S....

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