Nation: THE WAR: OUT BY NOVEMBER 1970?

FOR months it has been clear that Richard Nixon's prime goal is to get American forces out of Viet Nam. The only questions have been when and how he would withdraw the more than 535,000 Americans and what Communist concessions he might get in return. When former Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford put forth his own timetable last month, the President reacted snappishly, declaring that the Administration hoped to move even faster. Many assumed that Nixon spoke out of pique or misjudgment. From every indication last week, however, Nixon not only chose his...

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