The War Room - What
by phil on Wednesday May 21, 2003 5:39 PM
The War Room - What Robert Dallek's new biography doesn't tell you about JFK and Vietnam. By Fred Kaplan Long before "the best and the brightest" became a term of irony, Kennedy realized that they could be as wrong as anybody. Kennedy knew he could trust his instincts; Johnson was insecure about trusting his. That is why LBJ plunged into Vietnam—and why JFK would not have.
Today's history day for the kids.