The War: Tuning In on All Channels

If waging a war in Asia has been a frustrating exercise for Americans, trying to end it has proved almost as stultifying. Through dozens of channels last week, the Administration was exploring Hanoi's recent statement that a halt in U.S. bombing of North Viet Nam "will" result in peace talks. But nobody could determine for certain whether the Communists were interested in launching negotiations that could end the war or in scoring a propaganda coup. "We could be on the threshold of something big," said one U.S. official, "but as of now it looks more like a cheap...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!