Nation: The Administration v. the Critics

THE pace of U.S. troop withdrawals?

Negotiating tactics? Saigon's ability to fight? Has the basic American stake in Viet Nam changed? These are some of the questions of the war debate, issues on which thousands of lives depend and to which there are no simple answers. They are also problems that are in danger of being obscured as Richard Nixon's counterattack on the tactics and legitimacy of dissent overshadows the core questions. Opponents of his policies have managed to outshout—but not outnumber—those willing to give Nixon more time. Convinced that strong public support in...

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