December 21, 1966. 7:09 PM. LBJ is exasperated after spending the day with the Democratic state governors at the Ranch. LBJ tells Dean Rusk (starts at about 2:00) that they were “all rambunctious… rather insulting and so was I, so we didn’t do very well.”

Their complaints are about domestic issues, poverty programs, civil rights and patronage, LBJ says. Rusk then reports on questions he received at his press conference, on anti-ballistic missiles, Vietnam, and Food for India program

LBJ Presidential Library photo #W526-3


Does there exist any old Korean map which depicted Takeshima/Dokdo? (by GloriousJapanForever)

This territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea over Takeshima(Dokdo) is quite simple.

1. There is no historical fact that Korea had ever exercised any “effective control” over the islets prior to 1905.
2. Japan officially incorporated the islets in 1905 strictly following the procedures prescribed in the International law.
3. After the WW2, the Allies determined that Takeshima/Dokdo should remain as Japanese territory in the San Francisco Peace Treaty in 1951.
4. Though the South Korean government had been informed of the determination by the U.S. government in those diplomatic documents like “Rusk documents”, they ignored this international determination and started occupying the islets illegally from 1952.

Korea killed over 50 Japanese people back in ’50s when they took over the island belonged to Japan for long time. Korea escapes from a dispute at the international UN court over the teritorial conflict since they know Korea shall be lost.

Recalling a trip to India and Pakistan with her sister, Lee Radziwill, in 1962, Mrs. Kennedy says she was so appalled by what she considered to be the gaucherie of the newly appointed United States ambassador to Pakistan, Walter McConaughy, that before even completing her descent from the Khyber Pass, she wrote a letter to her husband alerting him to “what a hopeless ambassador McConaughy was for Pakistan, and all the reasons and all the things I thought the ambassador should be.”

She even named possible replacements.

“And Jack was so impressed by that letter,” she tells Mr. Schlesinger, that he showed it to Dean Rusk, the secretary of state (whom Mrs. Kennedy disparages as apathetic and indecisive). According to her account, Mr. Kennedy said to Mr. Rusk, “This is the kind of letter I should be getting from the inspectors of embassies.”


Dean Rusk was the U.S. Secretary at the time and apparently he offered Chaplin the opportunity to return to America and to solve all the problems in connection with his visa. Charlie thought about it, but in the end he didn’t go back for 10 more years.

Here you can read what Charlie though about the ceremony.

And here you can read an article about it.

View some more stills here!

JFK’s & LBJ’s Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the mid 60′s when Frances President Charles De Gaulle decided to pull out of NATO.  De Gaulle said he wanted all US Military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded “Does that include those who are buried here?“

Photo - US cemetery in Normandy, France where 10,000 Americans are buried.