Fifty years ago today, July 14, 1967
Defense Secretary Robert McNamara said today 20,000 to 30,000 additional American troops will be sent to Vietnam in the next three months and he believed still more military manpower will be needed beyond these immediate reinforcements.
A 20 percent cut in the $600 million military aid program proposed by President Johnson was voted today by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The members deleted $120 million from the administration’s request for arms supplies for other nations.
More than 200 judges from 100 countries formally became the World Association of Judges Thursday in Geneva, and unanimously elected Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States as its first president.
The new association seeks to promote world peace through the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.