TV Interview with President Johnson in which Johnson Endorses the "Domino Theory," 15 March 1964, Public Papers of The Presidents, Johnson, 1963-64, p. 370:


Source: Source: The Pentagon Papers, Gravel Edition, Volume 3, pp. 712


TV Interview with President Johnson, 15 March 1964, Public Papers of The Presidents, Johnson, 1963-64, p. 370:

Mr. Sevareid: "Mr. Kennedy said, on the subject of Vietnam, I think, that he did believe in the 'falling domino' theory, that if Vietnam were lost, that other countries in the area would soon be lost."

The President: "I think it would be a very dangerous thing, and I share President Kennedy's view, and I think the whole of Southeast Asia would be involved and that would involve hundreds of millions of people, and I think it's-it cannot be ignored, we must do everything that we can, we must be responsible, we must stay there and help them, and that is what we are going to do."

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