Foreign Relations: The Meat of the Matter

Appearances are deceiving. Last week well-publicized proposals for negotiations leading to a U.S. withdrawal from South Viet Nam inspired an international supposition that the U.S. would actually succumb to such pressure. But President Lyndon Johnson, without saying a public word on the subject, was more determined than ever to remain in Viet Nam—and, thread by thread, to tighten the screw against the Communist aggressors.

The talk -it -over -and -then -get -out proposals to the U.S. (no one ever seems to suggest that the North Vietnamese get out of South Viet Nam) came from two major sources:

> Moscow, which sent...

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