War: Communists on the Attack

Not much has been said lately about a coalition government for Saigon, a possibility Washington rejects on the grounds that such a regime would quickly be taken over by the Communists. Last week, however, the Viet Cong endorsed a possible coalition candidate. He is General Duong Van ("Big") Minh, 53, a popular leader of the 1963 coup against the Diem regime who is an old rival of President Nguyen Van Thieu. Speaking at a press conference in Paris, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, the chief negotiator for the National Liberation Front, said that "we would be ready to begin conversations"...

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