The War: Not Yet Peace

Five U.S. Army veterans of Viet Nam stood before their Commander in Chief in the White House last week to receive the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for valor. Lyndon Johnson chose the occasion to caution that "other bitter days and other battles still lie ahead." He added: "I cannot emphasize strongly enough that we have not attained peace—only the possibility of peace."

That possibility continued throughout last week to be stymied by the unwillingness of South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu to agree to send a delegation to Paris and...

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