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The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

Clip: Episode 2 | JFK on the Diem Coup

Clip: Season 1 | 1m

Days after President Diem and his brother were killed in Saigon, President Kennedy dictated his own rueful account of the coup and his concerns for Vietnam's future.

Aired: 09/17/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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