Draft Issue's Shadow on the Campaign

Thank you for the Opinion page article "Another '68 Grad Looks at the Draft Issue," Sept. 29. No supporters of the Vietnam War said that the United States was in danger. A superpower was fighting a country one and a half times the size of New York state in an undeclared war by using search-and-destroy tactics, massive bombing, napalm, and Agent Orange, and the US measured progress by body counts. Thousands of young Americans went to Canada and were later pardoned. Can we blame men of draft age in those y ears for deeply questioning their roles? C. L. Johnson, Owl's Head, Maine

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