Nation: After the Combat Troops Come Home

One of the touchstones of Administration policy is that eventually only U.S. support troops will be left in Viet Nam. The prospect seems reassuring, particularly since the numbers and duties of the support troops are purposefully left vague. Last week TIME Correspondents in Washington and Saigon reported that the Administration's present plans, at least at the operational level, call for some 200,000 American support troops to still be in Viet Nam in early 1972. Events could alter those plans, but for the time being the generals in the Pentagon and in Viet Nam look to the following employment of the 200,000...

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