The War: Pulling Together

When the Guam parley last week turned out precisely as the Administration had billed it—a routine review of the Viet Nam war—a sense of anticlimax swept the U.S. Considering that the President had assembled a score of top aides and hauled them 8,700 miles to a remote rock in the western Pacific, spending more time in the air (36 hours) than on the ground (31 hours), it was only natural that the nation should expect dramatic results. There were none. Johnson simply reaffirmed his determination to stand fast in Viet Nam until Hanoi is ready to talk. And judging from...

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