SOUTH VIET NAM: ARVN on the Offensive

SOUTH VIET NAM'S Quang Tri province, which was overrun by North Vietnamese forces last April, became a symbol of ARVN's humiliating setback in the early days of the Communists' current Easter offensive. Last week, as forward elements of a South Vietnamese force of 20,000 men fought its way back into the provincial capital, there were signs that Quang Tri might also become a symbol of South Viet Nam's military resurgence.

From a political point of view, the South Vietnamese counteroffensive came none too soon. The possibility that Hanoi and Washington might somehow work out a settlement during the U.S. election...