Diplomacy: The Front in Paris

If the South Vietnamese delegation coming to the Paris peace talks would like the name of a good little bistro where the Bordeaux wine and the Camembert cheese are supportables, they could always ask the Viet Cong. No sooner had Lyndon Johnson announced the bombing halt last month than representatives of the National Liberation Front, the political arm of the Viet Cong, descended on Paris proclaiming their status as "equal partner" with the U.S., the North Vietnamese and the South Vietnamese. While the South Vietnamese dithered over whether to attend the talks,...

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