World: A SIGH OF RELIEF IN SAIGON

SOUTH VIET NAM'S President Nguyen Van Thieu has never been a demonstrative sort, but last week he was clearly elated by President Nixon's address about the war. "It is the greatest and most brilliant speech I have ever known a United States President to make," said Thieu. His exuberance was understandable. Saigon has always bridled at the Viet Nam alternatives discussed in the U.S., such as a cease-fire or massive withdrawals by a specified date—and Nixon called for none of these. Though he refrained from mentioning or endorsing the Saigon regime, his promise that the U.S. would not precipitously abandon...

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