Nation: The War: Toward the Deadline and Beyond

Last fall, when antiwar protest was reaching a crescendo, President Nixon refused to buckle. Instead, he rallied his Silent Majority, promoted his Vietnamization policy, and watched the opposition deflate. This spring he is attempting the same. Though the ferocity of the outcry over Cambodia rattled the Administration, the White House is still determined to ride it out. As American troops come out of Cambodia, Nixon hopes, the issue will become increasingly academic.

Crucial to Nixon's approach is his ability to prove that the Cambodian incursion has been a tangible success. There was evidence that...

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