Foreign Relations: Chill Winds on the East River

U.S. Ambassador Arthur Goldberg's speech before the 22nd United Nations General Assembly last week proved something of a disappointment to those who for no particular reason expected it to outline a dramatic U.S. initiative on Viet Nam. There were no new proposals for Hanoi to mull, no offers of bold concessions by Washington. The speech was notable nonetheless for its carefully conciliatory tone, its two score references to peace, negotiations and the like, and its effort to present a thorough and thoroughly honest summary of the U.S. position.

Goldberg made it clear...

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