Letters: Mar. 5, 1965

Challenge in Asia

Sir: Despite all its obscurities, the war in South Viet Nam is a Chinese test of our resolve to contain their expansion by whatever means necessary. The Chinese can see that a victory for them in Viet Nam will raise their bargaining stature in the inevitable nuclear showdown between Communist China and the West. If Washington trembles at the prospect of conventional war with China, we will surely hide under the bed when China finally confronts us with nuclear weapons.

ELLIOTT SMITH

La Jolla, Calif.

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