Interview with Cyrus Vance

So, when you arrived at the airport what was the situation you were facing.


The situation I was facing was A, to get all the troops down on to the ground, to get transportation for them in case we wanted to move them in town. And then to make sure that, ah, ah, I got in town as quickly as possible to talk with, ah, the Governor and the Mayor to see what the situation was, to assess it and then make a determination whether or not we should commit the federal forces and federalize the national guard.