World: A Look at the Woodwork

Washington remained divided and confused by the situation in Saigon. In the face of conflicting reports from war-torn South Viet Nam—and for lack of any alternative—the Administration was inclined last week toward continued cooperation with the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem. "I am confident the answers will be found by the Vietnamese government and our aid will continue to be effective," said Secretary of State Dean Rusk, adding that he saw "no evil people in the woodwork."

In the U.S. Senate, Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield declared bluntly that Washington should quit trying to direct the Diem regime and concentrate on the...

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