The War: Temper Tantrums

The differences between the U.S. and its South Vietnamese allies over the glacial progress of the Paris peace talks have never been very far from the surface. Last week they burst into full public view in a transatlantic quarrel between U.S. Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford and South Viet Nam's Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky.

Clifford has made no secret of his annoyance with the Saigon regime for its stalling on the peace talks. Last week the conference was still deadlocked over the shape of the conference table to be provided for...