The War: Freedom for Three

For the first time in the long war, U.S. and Viet Cong envoys met last week to conclude successfully the release of U.S. prisoners. Led by a lieutenant colonel, the U.S. delegation had met with the Viet Cong in the same field 50 miles northwest of Saigon during the Christmas truce, but the Communists had not brought the three men they had promised to free. Both encounters were rigged by the Viet Cong with an eye to making as much propaganda mileage as possible for the National Liberation Front. The U.S., naturally, did not...

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