War: Terror

The war in Korea has heightened political tension in Indo-China. The people, worried by Mao Tse-tung's Chinese Communist armies on their northern frontier, at first reacted to the invasion of South Korea with: "It might have been us." The swift and determined U.S. stand had brought them much encouragement, but later U.S. defeats brought doubt and fear again. Andre Laguerre, head of TIME'S Paris bureau, arrived in Saigon last fortnight, as Indo-China was caught in the grip of the wet monsoon, which had temporarily limited the scale of the civil war. Last week Laguerre cabled:

THE teeming streets of Saigon are magically...

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