1960-1969 | United States | VIetnam

Labour Government supports American bombing of North Vietnam

3 February 1966 In the Cabinet minutes, it’s described as ‘considerable disquiet’ and in Transport Minister Barbara Castle’s diaries as ‘the most spirited wrangle yet.’  On 3 February 1966, there was a fiery Cabinet discussion over a Foreign Office statement, issued the previous evening, that ‘Her Majesty’s Government understand and support the decision of the…