Foreign Relations: Confident in His Course

President Johnson was still making specific decisions about the war in Viet Nam on a day-by-day, intuitive basis. But he was supremely and serenely confident of the correctness of his general course. And because of that confidence, he was almost philosophical about the criticism that was coming his way. To be sure, he wished the critics would go away, but at least they no longer fired him to fury.

It was in that spirit that he spoke last week to some 1,500 members of the National Association of Home Builders in Washington. "Our first purposeĀ—America's only purposeĀ—is to work with others...

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