Johnson Presidency Administrative Histories: Foreign Affairs and National Security
This collection, consisting of a history and supporting documents, provides an evaluation of the Lyndon B. Johnson administration's performance in foreign relations. The Vietnam War was the dominant event of this period, to be sure, but it is highly misleading to think of the LBJ presidency in terms of Vietnam alone. The 1960s marked the height of post-World War II U.S. globalism, and LBJ inherited from his predecessors' worldwide obligations and a host of complex problems. In addition to Vietnam, he faced major crises in Panama, the Dominican Republic, and the Middle East.