Neither Cow nor Goat
Sir: You write that Nixon's first aim in making the speech at the Air
Force Academy [June 13] was to quiet criticism of the military. I think
you've missed the point. Mr. Nixon said very plainly that the military
should not be a "sacred cow," but neither should it be a "scapegoat."
He simply asks that people use objective reasoning in criticizing the
defense system, and not criticize the military on the emotional basis
of reactionary discontent with the deplorable Viet Nam situation. The
Defense Department surely needs much reform. But...
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