Vietnam: A New Phase Opens

  • Leo Huberman
  • Paul M. Sweezy
Keywords: History


The last few weeks have witnessed developments directly and indirectly related to the war in Vietnam which may well turn out to be of historic significance. Perhaps it is superfluous to say that we are not referring to Washington's "peace offensive" or the resumption of United States bombing of North Vietnam. The "peace offensive" was as phony as a $9-bill from the outset, and the bombing pause was merely a part of it. These events have changed nothing, and on a world scale it is quite possible, maybe even probable, that they have done more to expose than to obscure the true nature of United States involvement in Vietnam.
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