Nation: WATCHING FOR THE PEACE SIGNALS

An unmistakable sense of movement was in the air. Saigon hummed with nervous anticipation, Washington with barely concealed jubilation, Paris with electric excitement. For the first time since the Viet Nam peace talks began 51 months ago, there seemed to be genuine evidence of a breakthrough toward peace. Rumors of the initiative roiled through capitals from Canberra to London. The word was that Lyndon Johnson, in the last three months of his presidency, was on the. verge of ordering a complete bombing halt over North Viet Nam. At week's end, Johnson had still...

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