Nation: The Reason for Hawaii

If war is diplomacy by other means, the reverse also is true. As long as peace talks go on in Paris, the pitch and immediate aims of the conflict they are intended to settle in South Viet Nam will be directly related to the negotiations. In hopes of dealing the U.S. another psychological setback comparable to the traumatic Tet attacks, the Communists are reportedly planning a major offensive against South Vietnamese cities (see THE WORLD). Meanwhile, the regime of President Nguyen Van Thieu in Saigon is hag-ridden by uncertainty about the terms on...

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