Letters: Jun. 2, 1961



How can the "pro-Western" nations of Southeast Asia who are willing to fight in the face of Communist aggression look toward the U.S. as their helper when, at the threat of war, men responsible for the formulation of U.S. policies back out of a tricky situation by declaring "I don't think the terrain and conditions are right for sending in our troops," as Arkansas' Senator William Fulbright apparently stated. The political conditions in Asia might not be all "pro" America, but I wonder where the Senator was when the U.S. fought a war in the Solomon Islands, the Gilberts, the Marshalls,...

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