World: READY TO TALK WITH THE VIET CONG

THE U.S. has long had a strategy for simplifying and speeding the Paris peace talks, a strategy that has the virtue of reflecting the reality on the ground in Viet Nam. In essence, it aims at a partitioning of the issues. The U.S. and North Viet Nam would bilaterally negotiate military matters, the most important being the mutual withdrawal of their forces from South Vietnamese soil. The South Vietnamese government of President Nguyen Van Thieu and the National Liberation Front, the political organization of the Viet Cong, would meanwhile work out together the...

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