Letters: May 14, 1965

Franklin, or Teddy?

Sir: TIME'S coverage of the Dominican situation [May 7] was most illuminating, especially the special section on the long history of fear and hate on the entire island of Hispaniola. It is common knowledge that a Dominican rebellion was bound to come. In fact, most political scientists predicted this long before the assassination of Trujillo. Therefore, the necessity for immediate troop movements by President Johnson did not come as a great surprise to Latin diplomats. The protection of our nationals and the prevention of a Communist take-over surely provided enough...

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