Foreign Relations: Strong Echoes from Honolulu


The Honolulu conference on Viet Nam wound up with a strongly worded communiqué offering no hint of a breakthrough in the war. Last week Honolulu's firm words produced echoes in Paris, Saigon and Cincinnati, site of the U.S. Governors' Conference.

> In Paris, U.S. Ambassador Averell Harriman made it clear that Washington was not about to order a complete bombing halt in the North unless Hanoi offered something in return. "What are you prepared to do in response to our de-escalations?" asked Harriman. "What will you do if we cease bombing the North altogether?" The North Vietnamese, who had expected...