Nation: Changing Climate

While whatever is afoot in Moscow and Hanoi remains unclear, it is obvious that in the U.S. the climate over Viet Nam has changed considerably. The sharp edges of dissent have blurred a bit, and the extreme opposition—both left and right—has grown less raucous. In such an atmosphere, Lyndon Johnson should have more room to maneuver.

The fact is that many members of the U.S. protest movement, which only recently was capable of producing an instant cacophony of complaint in Congress, in churches and on campuses across the land, have begun to lose heart. Last week, for example, when U.S. forces in...

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