Nixon wins Republican Party nomination

Former Vice-President Richard Nixon who captured the Republican Presidential nomination yesterday [August 8, Miami Beach (Florida)] in the first ballot itself with an impressive margin told the party convention during its closing hours that all of America’s peace-keeping institutions and all of America’s foreign commitments must be reappraised. Referring to the $150 billion the U.S. has so far provided by way of military and economic aid to other countries, Mr. Nixon said the ‘time had come for other free nations to bear their fair share of the burden for defending freedom and keeping the peace.’

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