Rovere, Richard H.
January 1967
New Yorker;1/21/1967, Vol. 42 Issue 48, p94
This article presents an opinion regarding U.S. president Lyndon Baines Johnson's State of the Union address in which he presented justification for a decision to escalate the Vietnamese Conflict. He cited the North Vietnam leaders' commitment to the use of military force and terror to achieve political objectives. Rhetoric is part of the action in this war. Journalist McGeorge Bundy commented on American foreign policy under Johnson in an issue of the "Foreign Affairs" periodical.


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