|Title||Negotiating for Peace|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Rostow, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1913- - Sterling Professor of Law at Yale University;
sometime Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs in the Johnson
2) Moskin, J. Robert. - Foreign Editor of Look
|Taped on||Nov 10, 1969 (New York City, NY)|
|Duration||50 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||"The charge is constantly made," WFB begins-most recently by Norman Cousins in Look magazine-"that the Government of the United States has not pursued opportunities to bring peace in Vietnam through negotiation." Mr. Rostow is willing and more than able to engage the argument that was put forth by Mr. Cousins and is defended here by his editor, Mr. Moskin. ER: "That affair was one of, I don't know, sixty, perhaps seventy-five rabbits that we pursued down every hole. Now, it's unimaginable, I think,... that any American President would miss a bonafide opportunity for peace,...after the experience that President Truman had with Korea, which destroyed his political career ... The temptation, the risk for the future, would be that the President would be tempted to settle for less than true peace ... Now, the episode that was recently written up by Mr. Cousins was one of a great many similar episodes in which a hint would be made to an American official in some remote corner of the world, and we would send officers ... to meet secretly in hotel rooms, and behind potted plants in bazaars, and try to open up a path to negotiation-a path to negotiation which could lead to a peace that was compatible with our treaty commitments. None of them worked."|
|Subject Heading(s)||Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Peace.|
Pacific settlement of international disputes.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam.
Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States.
|Related Document(s)||Type(s): Transcript|
Type(s): Research materials
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