World: HOW GOES THIEU'S GOVERNMENT?

SPOKEN or unspoken, the assumption is often made that any agreement reached in Paris to end the Viet Nam war must also bring an end to the present government of South Viet Nam. Either it must be sacrificed to a larger coalition government as part of the price of an accord with Hanoi, so the reasoning goes, or it is certain to collapse from its own infirmities once the prop of U.S. support and the urgency of waging a war is removed. That may or may not prove true. Meanwhile, President Nguyen Van Thieu's elected government continues to go about...

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