The War: Deflating the Dragon

Dean Rusk's face was grim, his voice grittily intense. Concluding a Boston University speech on U.S. Asia policy last week, head-libbed: "I would hope that our citizens would try to think about these questions in terms of-nottea-table conversations-but think of it in terms of what you would do if you were the President of the United States. And perhaps out of it would come a little sense of what I mean when I say that those who make these decisions need your prayers and not your imprecations."

In the continuing debate over Viet...

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