Nation: Nixon's Plea to End the Killing

JUST one year ago, hundreds of thousands of Americans turned out for an unprecedented Moratorium Day of protest against the Viet Nam War. It is difficult to imagine any repetition now of the massive outpourings of M-Day, 1969, or of the angry campus demonstrations of last May, after the invasion of Cambodia. By working steadily toward an end to U.S. fighting in Viet Nam, the President has damped discord and virtually removed the war from active political debate in the 1970 election campaign.

Last week Richard Nixon took another significant step toward breaking...