Never-before-heard recordings of Daley, father of Chicago's current mayor, and Johnson discussing sending troops to the city were released Tuesday by the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs Presidential Recordings Program.
"We're in trouble. We need some help," Daley tells Johnson in a three-minute call that started at 5:19 p.m. on April 6, 1968.
Johnson asks Daley how many troops he wants.
"At least 3,000," Daley said.
Johnson replies, "Yeah, well, you better say 5[,000.]"
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