BEHIND President Richard Nixon's decision to begin troop withdrawals, there is a concept for disengaging the U.S. from the war. It is more than a vision, but less than a blueprint. It is flexible, ready to be modified with the shift of events. What Nixon does next depends largely on the Communist response to his announcement last week at Midway. While there are perils m the choice he made, it may prove to be a significant step toward ending the longest war in American history

Nixon's advisers had proposed that he announce withdrawal of as many...

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