Foreign Relations: Pacific Mission


Because Lyndon Johnson has argued more persuasively than any of his predecessors that the U.S. is a Pacific as well as an Atlantic power, it seems appropriate that his 17-day, six-nation tour of Asia will be the most extensive ever undertaken by an American President. Departing next week, Johnson will cover 25,000 miles, enough to girdle the globe, with stops in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea. Though he said last week that "no consideration has been given" to a Viet Nam visit, he will probably make...

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