VIET NAM: Test at Camau

Under the terms of Geneva, the Viet Minh Communists must get out of their old positions in South Viet Nam in phased withdrawals just as the French are gradually pulling out in the north. A fortnight ago the time came for the Communists to leave Camau (pop. 900,000), an area the size of Connecticut on the southern tip of free South Viet Nam. The Communists had ruled Camau since 1945, and when their 30,000 troops moved off north in Russian and Polish transports, they left a sharp test for South Viet Nam's Premier Ngo Dinh Diem. Premier Diem's 12,000...

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