Letters: Aug. 14, 1964

Crackback in Viet Nam

Sir: After reading your cover story on Viet Nam [Aug. 15] I felt almost prepared for the current crisis. But I cannot understand why "Washington officials" were so alarmed at the prospect of the crisis coming to a head before the election. I think that it is fortunate that the voters will now be able to judge Johnson's skill in the art of "big-stick" diplomacy.


New York City

Sir: If the ultimate American goal in Southeast Asia is to stem the flow of Communism, and if an increased effort on America's part leads to even more...

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