Sobering reflections on the Vietnam War

By JACK PALMER Staff Writer Published:

On Jan. 20, 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th president of the United States. We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to insure the survival and the success of liberty, he said in his inaugural speech. Privately, outgoing President Dwight David Eisenhower told him, I think youre going to have to send troops... to Southeast Asia.