Nation: The Nuclear Rumble

The Nuclear Rumble The controversy over Viet Nam was raised several megadecibels by widespread speculation that the Johnson Administration was considering use of tactical nuclear weapons in the war. Though high Administration officials repeatedly and categorically denied in private that the U.S. has either stored nukes in Viet Nam or even considered using them there, their public statements have been less than convincing. The series of dusty answers given by the President and his top aides set off alarums and warnings from London to Peking.

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson warned, during a CBS television interview, that nuclear escalation in Viet Nam...

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