The Senate: Piqued Plea

Though he is the most celebrated domestic critic of the war in Viet Nam, Senator J. William Fulbright last week chose to attack it only indirectly — by demanding a more substantive role for Congress in the conduct of foreign affairs in general.

In a "sense of the Senate" resolution, Fulbright, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, declared that national commitments to foreign governments should result only from "affirmative action taken by the executive and legislative branches of the United States Government." Too often, said the Arkansas Democrat, the executive branch has sent troops to countries without prior commitments...

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