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Memo dramatizes Nixon White House dilemma over Vietnam

Published 12/02/2008, Associated Press

Newly released information from Richard M. Nixon’s years in the presidency includes nearly 200 hours of White House tape recordings and 90,000 pages of documents. A newly declassifed memo to Nixon from his secretary of defense at the time reflects just how much the administration felt and discussed public pressure — even as it weighed U.S. geopolitical strategy — in anguished internal debate over war policy.

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