INDO-CHINA: Question & Answer


On two hours' notice, newsmen were called to Saigon's colonnaded Palais Norodom, the seat of French government in Indo-China. There one day last week, beneath whirring fans and a lacquer painting of junks, they were confronted by the two top Frenchmen in Asia: Commanding General Henri Eugene Navarre, and Maurice Dejean, the Commissioner General.

The meeting was convened, the Frenchmen said, so they could deny press reports that there was friction between them. That settled, General Navarre lost no time getting into a defense of his 1953-54 campaign. "We have not been...

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