Sweden: Poisoned Relations

Though Sweden has long been a friend of the U.S. and is about as remote from Viet Nam as any country can be, the Vietnamese war has poisoned Swedish-American relations. In the past few months, Swedish youths have broken windows in the U.S. embassy, smeared paint on the American trade center, hurled rotten eggs at an American diplomat and burned the U.S. flag. The entire nation applauded when Premier Tage Erlander—followed shortly by his three major opposition parties —declared his Social Democratic government's opposition to the war.

The antiwar sentiment has become...