World: It Depends on the Communists

IN an interview with TIME Correspondent Marsh Clark, President Thieu last week discussed conditions for scaling down the war and his hopes of winning the political struggle:

What do you think the enemy is up to? What is their strategy now?

They still believe that they have to try to achieve military victory to have a strong bargaining position. Secondly, they would like to create a deadlock at the Paris talks and to play on the impatience of the American people. With a deadlock, they believe they can obtain concessions.

Do you feel confident that upon a cease-fire you will prevail in the political...

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