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Key Issues Nuclear Weapons History Presidential Policies Lyndon Johnson

President Lyndon Baines Johnson

  Life: August 27,1908 to January 22,1973
  In office: November 22,1963 to January 20,1969
  Party: Democrat


Nuclear Policy

On War

Utilized NATO forces.

Against nuclear war; 1964 “Daisy Girl” ad used to defeat opponent Barry Goldwater in presidential election

On Deterrence

Strategic Triad- ICBMs, SLBMs, and ALCMs
   Second Strike Capability.

Development of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)

On Disarmament Creation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Treaties signed/ratified; Legislation passed

1967 Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, 1968 NPT

See Nuclear Events.