Nation: THE SENATE ON VIET NAM: Anxiety & Assent

The U.S. Senate takes with dedicated seriousness its traditional role of watchdog on foreign policy, stemming from its constitutional powers of advice and consent on treaties and the appointment of ambassadors. Senate sentiment about present U.S. policy toward Viet Nam therefore becomes of vital concern. How do the members of the Senate feel about Viet Nam? Last week TIME'S congressional correspondents interviewed almost a score of the Senate's members—a sampling ranging across regional, party and ideological lines. Among those who were not interviewed were Senators whose views have long been on the record—such as Oregon Democrat Wayne Morse, who thinks the...

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