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NUMBER: 1879
AUTHOR: Dwight David Eisenhower (1890–1969)
QUOTATION: With 450,000 U.S. troops now in Vietnam, it is time that Congress decided whether or not to declare a state of war exists with North Vietnam. Previous congressional resolutions of support provide only limited authority. Although Congress may decide that the previously approved resolution on Vietnam given President Johnson is sufficient, the issue of a declaration of war should at least be put before the Congress for decision.
ATTRIBUTION: DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, remarks to Republican congressmen, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1967, published in a paraphrased form in The Washington Post, July 22, 1967, p. 1.
SUBJECTS: Vietnam War