Jewish War Veterans’ Leader Issues Statement on Talk with Johnson

Malcolm A. Tarlov, national commander of the Jewish War Veterans, today issued a supplementary statement on his “impressions” arising from a meeting with President Johnson last week, He said the JWV delegation reported to the President on the continued support of the organization for the President’s policy in Vietnam.

“We discussed with the President the U.S. treaty commitments in Southeast Asia. The President observed that the United States must live up to its written agreements in Southeast Asia just as it has to live up to the commitments to provide military support for free world countries in the Middle East and elsewhere. even where our country has other than formal military assistance commitments. It was mentioned that the problems of maintaining American commitments against Communist aggression in the Far East, in the Near East and elsewhere in the world are all inter-related and interdependent,” Mr. Tarlov stated.

“We assured the President that JWV plans to bring its message to the entire Jewish community concerning the importance of supporting the President’s policy in Vietnam as well as elsewhere, ” the JWV statement said. Mr. Tarlov stressed to the President the recent JWV resolution stating that “we endorse the courageous action of President Johnson in increasing our military commitments, while searching every possible channel for the peaceful settlement that must be negotiated to end the conflict in Vietnam.”

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