Nation: FROM CONTAINMENT TO ISOLATION

The case for a U.S. withdrawal from Viet Nam was argued before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week by the distinguished career diplomat who is generally regarded as the architect of America's postwar policy of containment against Communist aggression in Europe. George F. Kennan, who retired from the State Department in 1963 to return to his professorship at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, believes that resisting Communist aggression in Southeast Asia is "not our business." Excerpts:

"If we were not already involved as we are today in Viet Nam, I would know of no reason why we should wish to. Viet...

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