The War: The Quid Without the Quo

As both Houses of Congress moved toward an overwhelming vote against his position on the war in Viet Nam, Arkansas Democrat J. William Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, characteristically seized the occasion to advocate a new and radical departure from U.S. strategy. What Fulbright proposed last week was a grand design to settle the future of Southeast Asia by means of a solemn accord with Communist China to neutralize the entire area. "Unless," he said, "we are prepared to fight a general war to eliminate the effects of Chinese...

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