The World: The Two-Tier Plan

One of the better-kept secrets in Washington has been what was said during Presidential Adviser Henry Kissinger's recent meetings in Paris with North Viet Nam's chief negotiators, Le Duc Tho and Xuan Thuy. But one Administration official remarked last week that Hanoi has begun to conduct "a sort of flirtation." That is, the North Vietnamese have indicated just enough interest in a cease-fire and compromise settlement to put Administration policymakers to the task of finding a broader set of proposals that would give Hanoi "an option on the future through a process of...

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