Vietnam Policy Proposals, Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, Second Session on S. 3000, S. Con. Res. 39, S. Con. Res. 40, S. Con. Res. 42, S. Res. 268, S. Res. 270, S. Res. 271, S. Res. 280, and S.J. Res. 166, February 3, 4, 5, and March 16, 1970   [open pdf - 74MB]

These are the February 3, 4, 5, and March 16, 1970 hearings titled "Vietnam Policy Proposals," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of J. W. Fullbright: "The Committee on Foreign Relations is beginning a series of hearings this morning on various aspects of our engagement in Vietnam. There has occurred in the last 2 years a most important-and welcome-change in America's war policy in Vietnam. Prior to March 1968 we were expanding the scale of the war; since that time we have been reducing it-slowly but steadily. President Johnson initiated the process of gradual deescalation by limiting the bombing of North Vietnam , thus allowing the Paris peace talks to begin, and then, near the end of his term, by ending the bombing of North Vietnam altogether. President Nixon has continued the deescalation through gradual, periodic withdrawals of American troops." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Alan Cranston, Bob Dole, Thomas F. Eagleton, Charles E. Goodell, Vance Hartke, Harold E. Hughes, Jacob K. Javits, Mike Mansfield, Charles McC. Mathias Jr., George S. McGovern, Claiborne Pell, Elliot L. Richardson, and Hugh Scott.

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