Essay: WHAT NEGOTIATIONS IN VIET NAM MIGHT MEAN

ALMOST from the moment that it started bombing targets in the North, the U.S. has repeatedly stated its willingness to negotiate peace in Viet Nam—any time, anywhere. But so far, the possible terms for a settlement have been discussed in only the most general way. President Johnson has said that South Viet Nam should be guaranteed peace, independence and democracy—the same conditions that the Viet Cong tirelessly call for. Senator William Fulbright speaks of neutralization and mutual withdrawal by U.S. and North Vietnamese forces. Senator Eugene McCarthy speaks rather broadly of withdrawing to...

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