The War: The Real Stalemate

The real impasse over Viet Nam lies not in the frustrating military situation out there but in the strident stalemate of the debate at home. Whatever the original merits of the arguments on either side, most of the debating points have been made so often by now that they impinge on the American imagination about as stirringly as a halitosis commercial.

Last week was no exception. The State Department once again lamented any civilian casualites in North Viet Nam caused by American bombing, but pointed out that Communist terrorism in the South has...

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