Students and the Draft—A Statement

Students and the Draft—A Statement

The following statement was prepared before President Johnson’s announcement that he would institute an incomplete ban on the bombing of North Vietnam. Our hope is that events in the next few months—a cease-fire, negotiations toward peace— will render this statement unnecessary. Our hope is that a turn toward peace will have as its immediate consequences a sharp reduction of draft quotas and the dropping of the Spock-Coffin indictments. Nevertheless, we believe it is important to maintain public pressure on these issues and therefore publish the following statement exactly as it was written and agreed to by those who signed it.

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