The War: What the U.S. Wants

In fall's first week, the air was astir with talk of peace: pleas, proposals, propaganda of every hue. The dialogue yielded little hope of any quick, clean end to the conflict. It did, however, produce the most comprehensive, reasonable, and unequivocal statement of American policy to date.

Addressing the United Nations' 21st General Assembly, U.S. Ambassador Arthur Goldberg made clear in eloquent and civilized terms that Washington would go to almost any lengths to end the war, short of abandoning South Viet Nam to present or future Communist aggression.

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