Foreign Relations: A Reply to the Critics

Faced at home and abroad by attacks on his toughening policy toward Viet Nam, President Johnson last week set out to mollify his critics. In a major television speech, he announced that the U.S. is ready for "unconditional discussions" leading toward a Viet Nam settlement, offered to commit the U.S. to a billion-dollar investment toward a vague program for "development" in Southeast Asia. At the same time, but off the screen, he continued to step up the pace of the Vietnamese war.

The Peaceniks. Much of the protest to which Johnson responded was of the "please sign this petition"...

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