Klutznick Urges Re-Examination
of Vietnam's Political Motivation
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, March 24, 1967-5
Eban Makes a Hit F.
on Visit to Japan X
TOKYO (JTA)—Israel's foreign
minister, Abba Eban, left Tokyo el
after a five-day visit to
quit Vietnam now' I must ask, 'If own nation," he said. "We did
it is in our national interest, why what most people thought w a s
Japan, during which he received 0 .
not'," Klutznick asserted.
a warm welcome from officials, in- a
dustrialists ai nd the press, as well 4
The former UN ambassador,
But a policy that "worked so
who has undertaken assignments well" 13 years ago in Europe
as from such groups as the Japan- IF
for the Johnson administration might be archaic for Southeast
Israel Friendship Association, the
and its three predecessors, Asia today, he declared.
Japanese Association for Jewish
stressed the need "to make peace
One such defect in the present
at home" on the bombing issue
Studies and the Japan Kibutz Asso-
Vietnam policy, Klutznick said,
as a prelude to an intensive re-
is that "it rests too heavily on a
examination of foreign policy
serious question of the validity
The Japan Kibutz Association, it
of super-power." The United
was revealed, is studying the pos- •
Heated arguments over escalat- States and other nations "are
ing the war have become an "abra- learning the limits as well as
sibility of establishing a kibutz-
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type community at Hokkaido,
sive factor," submerging the fact the strength" of America's huge
that "military strategy is only an military arsenal'," he said.
underdeveloped island in tie
Ultramodern as the Tissot
instrument of foreign policy,"
north. Eighty Japanese youths are 11• 1 workshops,
watch in stainless
example, the "over-use of police
Isrneli kibutz life by living in
The vital task,. he said, is for power" in racial disturbances. "We
steel, with distinctive hour
kibutzim in Israel. Among the re- - markers. ;45
responsible leaders of both sides are witnessing violence in our cities
of the Vietnam issue to search which grOws when it is confronted
ceptions tendered Eban here was
for "common agreement on foreign by force," he said. "Even when
a luncheon at the Foreign Corre-
policy objectives that fit 1967 and force finally controls the violence
spoildents Club where the Israeli
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said, in answer to questions, that
a burning resentment is left m its
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He urged that President John- wake. Can we expect less out of System to Curb Violence neither war nor. peace is likely to
son initiate this effort by an international police action in Being Devised at Brandeis develop in the Middle East under ta 18963 LIVERNOIS UN 1 8184
present circumstances of Arab hos- 0)
convening a "limited-size" con- Vietnam where the side effects
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tility toward Israel.
ference of high-level civilian of the use of force are already
to The Jewish News)
administrators and Congressional noticeable?"
WALTHAhf, Mass. — A study
leaders of both parties.
Moreover, neither the adminis- of the roots of racial tension with
"A President who has frequently tration nor its critics seek a the objective of setting up an
demonstrated h i s extraordinary "total military victory" in Vietnam, "early warning" system to help
skill in bringing persons who hold he said, adding:
prevent impending violence, is
differing views to a common con-
"Those who bitterly criticize
under way at Brandeis University's
clusion could inspire this effort the President might recognize Lemberg Center for the Study of
and give it hope for success," that
his restraint in the use of Violence, through a $297,387 grant
our strength has no precedent from the National Institute of
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In his review of the Vietnam in major warfare."
Mental Health, it was announced
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issue, Klutznick, a former interna-
Klutznick drew a distinction be- here Tuesday.
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tional president of Bnai Brith, tween the instability in South Viet-
In its first stages, the study will
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stressed that "we have permitted nam where an American-propped carry on research in eight yet un-
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our Vietnam commitment to con- government is still unable to selected communities — four in
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trol our foreign policy -instead of achieve "national reconciliation" the North and four in the South.
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foreign policy determining o u r among its divided people, a n d
The three-year grant from the
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other Asian nations, friendly to NIMH, an arm of the U.S. Depart-
He questioned the relevancy of the United States, that are "essen- ment of Health, Education and
the present Vietnam policy when tially viable, with established gov- Welfare, is supplemented by an-
"we have been amending our cold ernments" and warrant American other study at the Lemberg Center
war posture by bits and pieces." assistance "to help them preserve that began last fall, under the
WE DELIVER — UN 1-4770
He cited the partial test ban their viability."
Member Detroit Kosher
auspices of a $170,000 grant from
Meat Dealers Association
treaty, agreements on the use of
He said that huge American ex- the Ford Foundation.
outer space, the consular treaty penditures for economic and mili-
with the Soviet Union, increasing tary assistance to Vietnam has
trade relations with Eastern Eur- meant paying a heavy price in
ope and a softening attitude toward reduced American aid to Patin
acceptance of Red China into the America, Africa and elsewhere,
and in deferring the hopes, of
American entry into "the vac- "every American who has a Stake
uum in South Vietnam" in 1955 in winning the poverty war and
as an extension of the "brilliantly- in solving our major social, eco-
conceived" policy of containment nomic and educational deficien-
cies" at home.
"Preserving freedom of choice
in Vietnam may be vital—but is
it more vital than making the
United States a showcase for the
effectiveness of democracy and
freedom in eliminating slums and
poverty?" he said.
Saturday, March 25th
He called it a "cruel paradox"
that "the President who prob-
did the most to establish a
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of communism in Europe was then
"To those who say, 'But we can't "in keeping with the mood of our
has been stalled and stymied by
a war he never wanted."
In urging a reappraisal of for-
eign policy objectives and the pos-
sibility of "some reasonable formu-
lation" for withdrawal w h i c'h
would not involve "the consent of
Hanoi, or even negotiating with
them," Klutnick warned that pres-
ent circumstances point to an end-
less and irresolute conflict, and
have caught the United States, "in
a bind." •
"If withdrawil seems strong
medicine," Klutznick said, "then
the best we can do is to move
actively to create the most favor-
able conditions, psychological and
diplomatic, for the beginning of
negotiations with Hanoi and the
"Such negotiations are apt to
be difficult and irritating — but
talk is much better endured than
bullets," he said.
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