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Ted Sorensen: JFK Wouldn't Have Sent Combat Troops to Vietnam

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/05/17/Theodore_Sorensen_JFKs_Most_Trusted_Advisor Ted Sorensen, speech writer for President John F. Kennedy, speculates on how the late president would have handled the Vietnam War. "I don't think he would have sent combat troop divisions to South Vietnam, or bombers to North Vietnam," says Sorensen. "I think he would have ... negotiated a way out." ----- As special counsel to the president, Theodore Sorensen had an intimate professional and personal relationship with JFK unlike any of his colleagues. Breaking his decades of silence, he gives an inside look at the legacy of the Camelot era, when some of the most important decisions in American history were made. Sorensen recounts in thrilling detail his experience advising JFK through some of the most dramatic moments in American history, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights movement, the decision to go to the moon, and his significant input into JFK's most important speeches. Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen is of Counsel at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and writer. Sorensen is best known as President John F. Kennedy's Special Counsel & Adviser, legendary speechwriter, and "alter ego." President Kennedy once called him his "intellectual blood bank."
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