Negotiations: Not a Single Millimeter

Laundry service was erratic, and the gasoline shortage made it difficult even for diplomats to get around Paris on unofficial business. Otherwise, France's internal crisis has had little effect on the U.S. and North Vietnamese peace negotiators. If the situation had grown worse, the U.S. favored Stockholm or Geneva as alternate sites, but for the time being, the talks on ending the Viet Nam war will go on in Paris.

And on and on, from the look of things. "We did not progress a single millimeter," said a North Vietnamese spokesman after two sessions that consumed seven hours and 50...

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