Nation: Tougher--& Then Some

In top-secret meetings behind the closely guarded doors of the War Room at Pacific Command Headquarters in Honolulu, the tough approach of the night hawks was implemented and re-emphasized: the U.S. not only will continue its military effort in Viet Nam, but has every intention of stepping it up.

Decisions to this effect came last week after a two-day Hawaii conference. On hand were Defense Secretary McNamara, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Earle Wheeler, Admiral U.S. Grant Sharp Jr., commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific area, General William C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. servicemen in South Viet Nam, U.S. Ambassador...

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