Foreign Relations: Portrait of the Chairman

FOREIGN RELATIONS

Chairman William Fulbright of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confided to a friend last week that he had not talked privately with President Johnson since last October. Said the Senator: "I regret that he has no more interest in my views than he has." Fulbright maintains that his decision last month to hold extensive public hearings on Viet Nam reflected no "personal animosity toward the President" but was aimed only at resolving "a much more serious, much more dangerous" conflict than the Administration will acknowledge. In recent weeks he has unmistakably emerged as the leader of congressional opposition to...

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