Foreign Relations: Asia After Viet Nam

In a design for Asia's future, there is no room for heavy-handed American pressures; there is need for subtle encouragement of the kind of Asian initiatives that help bring the design to reality.

Writing in Foreign Affairs two years ago, Richard Nixon presented this guideline for U.S. policy in Asia after the Viet Nam war is ended. Last week Nixon began to put his precepts into practice with some fast-moving diplomacy. Timed to take advantage of U.S. prestige refurbished by the stunning Apollo 11 moon flight, the President's foray called for stops...

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