VIET NAM: Signs of Improvement

"No amount of American aid can guarantee the freedom of Viet Nam," said U.S. Presidential Envoy Joseph Lawton Collins last month, "unless the Vietnamese are determined to be free." Last week General Collins flew back to Washington bearing news of considerable Vietnamese determination. "Things are looking up in South Viet Nam," reported the New York Herald Tribune's Homer Bigart at the same time. "The odds on holding the place, quoted at no better than one in ten a month ago, are now reduced to one in five." One of the reasons for the changing odds—adverse though they still are—is...

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