BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Chosen Instrument

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

Said French High Commissioner Léon Pignon in Saigon last week: "What is happening in Korea is of far more importance to the situation in Indo-China than what is happening in Indo-China." Even while the Americans were winning in Korea and it was widely assumed that the Communist Chinese would not dare tangle with the U.S., the West's chances of holding Indo-China seemed dubious (TIME, Nov. 27). Last week, after the shattering news from Korea, French authorities ordered the evacuation of all French women & children from gravely threatened Hanoi and...

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