Professor James Galbraith argues that Kennedy had decided to withdraw from Vietnam by 1965, victory or not. But after Kennedy died, President Johnson allowed escalation in Vietnam to begin.
Click the "Listen" link to hear how Kennedy's death may have changed the American involvement's course in Vietnam.
James Galbraith, Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin and author of "Exit Strategy" in the November/December issue of Boston Review
Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst
This program aired on November 20, 2003.