Essay: Why Ho keeps Saying No

LONDON JOHNSON stated the major question of the day. "I would hope," he said at his press conference last week, "that the adversary would see the utter futility of continuing this confrontation and would agree to go from the battlefield to the conference room . . . They refuse to do that. Now I don't know why."

Many Western military and political observers wonder why the Vietnamese Communists are not getting ready to negotiate. They should realize by now that they cannot win the war, cannot drive out the U.S., and are...

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