The Nation: Viet Nam: One More Step

PRESIDENT NIXON had planned to go on national television with his long-awaited address to the nation announcing the next stage of troop withdrawals from Viet Nam. Instead, without formal notice, he commandeered a regularly scheduled 4 p.m. White House press briefing late last week to present the next step. On the existing schedule, U.S. troop strength will be down to 184,000 by the end of this month; Nixon subtracted another 45,000. Of that total, 25,000 will come out next month in a bring the boys home for Christmas gesture. Another 20,000 will be...

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