The War: Tale of Three Cities

For weeks there have been small, vague, tantalizing signs pointing to a possible breakthrough toward negotiations on the Viet Nam war. Getting North Viet Nam to the conference table, most diplomats agree, can ultimately be brought about only by Peking, Moscow, or possibly Paris. Last week there were intriguing stirrings involving the three capitals.

Coos & Contempt. From Peking, after a meeting between Red Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Yi and eight visiting members of the Japanese Diet, came word that Chen had cooed a few hopeful words about peace talks. Just as...

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