Tuesday, May 23, 1972
Fulbright Doubts Early End To War
But he said Nixon might achieve trade and arms agreements with the Soviets that would give him the assurance to stop the war.
"Why should the Russians stop it (the war)?" Fulbright asked.
"They have no incentive to stop the war. We have to stop it."
Fulbright appeared on the CBS TV-radio program "Face the Nation."
He said an arms agreement is the most likely result to come from the summit talks, but predicted it will be "quantitative not qualitative."
He called the antiballistic missile the "No. 1 chip" on the negotiating table because everyone except the Pentagon believes it won't work.
He said the Russians want trade agreements and predicted Nixon will have little trouble getting a Strategic Arms Limitation Talks treaty ratified in the Senate if approved by the two countries.
If Nixon returns home from Moscow flush with successes in the areas of arms and trade agreements, Fulbright said, his successes could reassure him to stop the war.
"He could negotiate a settlement if he wished to do so." Fulbright said. "He could do it this summer."
"Fulbright Doubts Early End to War", by (AP), published in the Pacific Stars and Stripes Tuesday, May 23, 1972 and reprinted from European and Pacific Stars and Stripes, a Department of Defense publication copyright, 2002 European and Pacific Stars and Stripes.
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