In the midst of the Vietnam War, two titans of the Senate, J. William Fulbright and John C. Stennis, held public hearings to debate the conflict's future. Their shared aim was to alter the Johnson administration's strategy and bring an end to the war-but from dramatically different perspectives. In this intriguing new work, historian Joseph A. Fry provides the first comparative analysis of the inquiries and the senior southern Senators who led them.
Joseph A. Fry is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author of Henry S. Sanford: Diplomacy and Business in Nineteenth Century America, John Tyler Morgan and the Search for Southern Autonomy, and Dixie Looks Abroad: The South and U.S. Foreign Relations, 1789-1973.
Introduction Chapter 1: Fulbright, Stennis, and Their Hearings Chapter 2: Fulbright and the SFRC Challenge Johnson Chapter 3: The SFRC Interrogates Taylor and Rusk Chapter 4: Stennis and the SPIS Challenge Johnson Chapter 5: The SPIS Interrogates McNamara Chapter 6: Fulbright, Stennis, and the End of the War Bibliographic Essay