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It is true that SDS started out with a focus on domestic affairs, and only later shifted to a preoccupation with international affairs, primarily the Vietnam War. But the shift occurred earlier than and Sally Todd and Wyatt Reader suggest. Reader wrote "It was after Pres. Johnson began the build of American military forces in Vietnam, from 1965 onward; attention then, turned more towards foreign relations and Vietnam war protests." The SDS chapter that I joined in 1964 was already, at that time, strongly focused on opposition to the Vietnam War. That was what brought me to join it. And I believe this reflected, at least to some extent, the broader reality of SDS. The anti-war protest of April 1965 in Washington, DC, would not have been the size it was if SDS on a national level had only become seriously concerned with Vietnam a few weeks before. Edwin Moise History Department Clemson University