Nation: Blood on the Ballot

One form of Communist "escalation" that critics of the war generally overlook is much in evidence. As General William Westmoreland points out in a speech this week to the Associated Press managing editors at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria hotel during one of his rare stateside visits: "During the past nine years, 53,000 Vietnamese—a large share of them teachers, policemen and elected or natural leaders—have been killed or kidnaped. Translated to the United States, that would be more than 600,000 people, with emphasis on mayors, councilmen, policemen, teachers, government officials and even journalists who would not submit to black mail." For the past three...

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