Foreign Relations: Staving Off a Second Front

The U.S., already heavily committed to the defense of Southeast Asia, last week faced a diplomatic crisis and the unsettling possibility of military involvement on a second front. With Arab and Israeli armies massing in the Middle East for a confrontation that could be ignited by inadvertence, another set of American commitments may well be put to the test before long. Said Lyndon Johnson: "To the leaders of all the na tions of the Near East, I wish to say what three Presidents have said before: that the U.S. is firmly committed...

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