THE WAR: Preparing a Political Fallback Position

Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them aid and comfort.

—U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section 3

THE revived debate about the Viet Nam War grew intense and rather nasty last week. Administration acrimony was aimed at all the Democratic presidential contenders who have challenged President Nixon's eight-point peace plan, but especially at the Democratic front runner, Edmund Muskie. To Nixon's chagrin, Muskie had suggested a peace plan that went beyond his own; it would call for a fixed U.S....

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