The War: Progress

"It's going to be all right, Mr. President," said Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, cocking his head characteristically to one side. "Just let's keep on, keep on." Bunker's exhortation, delivered in a White House office strewn with war charts and pacification graphs, succinctly summed up the Administration's guardedly optimistic view of the war as the nation's operating military and civilian chiefs returned from Viet Nam to report on its slow but promisingly tangible progress.

Along with General William Westmoreland and his deputy, Ambassador Robert Komer, chief of the pacification effort, Bunker brought home a message not of a clearly foreseeable end...

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