South Viet Nam: As Saigon Sees It

Everyone expects that, if peace negotiations do get started, the Communists will be difficult to deal with. What many Americans forget, however, is that the U.S.'s South Vietnamese allies are not likely to sit back meekly while their fate is being decided. Last week, in the wake of President Johnson's dual decisions not to run for re-election and to curtail bombing of the North, Saigon's mood was one of deep apprehension. Despite U.S. protestations that it would not abandon Viet Nam, the country's leaders worried about what course the U.S. might take...