We were fortunate enough to interview Pulitzer prize winning author Fredrik Logevall on the day that he co-authored a magazine piece for Politico Magazine, entitled Obama’s JFK Problem How the battle between the president and his joint chiefs chairman over Iraq recalls the early days of Vietnam. The piece explores how,
“The tensions between Obama and his most senior general are reminiscent of what another president, John F. Kennedy, encountered more than 50 years ago in the early days of America’s involvement in Vietnam. Today as then, it appears the nation’s top military officials are seeking to box the president in to a commitment the White House is extremely reluctant to make.”
We go on to explore in our interview the continuing significance of the Viet Nam war and the difference that conflict continues to make to our lives and times.
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