THE BOMBING HALT: Johnson's Gamble for Peace

THE Viet Nam war has divided and demoralized the American people as have few other issues in this century. It led, on March 31, to Lyndon Johnson's renunciation of the presidency in the realization that he might well have been defeated for reelection. Its steadily growing cost was perhaps the greatest single obstacle to Johnson's hopes of building a Great Society for the U.S. in its cities, countryside and classrooms. The war's ugliness, and the often misunderstood reasons behind U.S. participation in it, greatly contributed to the rebelliousness of America's young. More than...