Senator George McGovern of South Dakota has said that President Nixon's policies are inviting the Chinese to intervene in the war in Indochina.
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TRANSCRIPT: McGovern (SEQ. 2): "The President is standing the prisoner-of-war issue on its head. There's only one way to get American prisoners released from North Vietnam, and that's to announce a definite withdrawal date for all American forces. And when the President says he's going to keep American forces in South Vietnam until the prisoners are released, what he's saying in effect is that we are going to keep those men in prison because our forces are staying in South Vietnam. It's my own very carefully considered judgment that there won't be any American prisoners released from North Vietnam until we agree to get out of South Vietnam. And he's flirting with World War Three in Asia right now when he encourages major troop movements into Laos that puts them almost on border of China, when he talks glibly about the possibility of heavy bombardment of North Vietnam,m when he leaves open the question of the movement of South Vietnamese forces into North Vietnam with American backing; I think that's almost an invitation to the Chinese to come in."
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Background: Senator George McGovern of South Dakota has said that President Nixon's policies are inviting the Chinese to intervene in the war in Indochina. Nixon, he says, is flirting with World War Three in Asia.