Nation: Illustrious Support

Would John F. Kennedy have followed the same course as Lyndon Johnson in Viet Nam? Robert F. Kennedy has long hinted that the answer to that futile but fascinating question would be an emphatic no. Last week, for the first time, the New York Senator came right out and accused Lyndon Johnson of reversing his brother's politics.

"We turned," said Kennedy on CBS's Face the Nation. "We've switched." Originally, he argued, the purpose of the U.S. was to help South Vietnamese preserve free choice—and no more. "Now we're saying we're going to fight there so...

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