Nation: NIXON'S HARD CHOICE IN VIET NAM

THE war in Viet Nam remains an inexorable burden for the President of the U.S. For Richard Nixon, who entered office amid new hopes that peace might not be far off and that Ho Chi Minh might finally be amenable to agreement, that discovery was not long in coming. Last week continued Communist attacks in South Viet Nam forced him to confront his first foreign-policy crisis as President. It not only undercut his attempts to reassure Europeans that the U.S. is not preoccupied with Southeast Asia, but jeopardized the climate of calm and unity that he had worked so hard to...

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