Essay: HOW THE WAR IN VIET NAM MIGHT END

PERHAPS nothing is more baffling about the complex war in Viet Nam than trying to imagine how it will end—foretelling the specific shape and nature of the final peace that somehow, some day must be made. How the U.S. extricates itself from Viet Nam is, for Americans and, in particular, for both political parties, the most important piece in the overall puzzle. Many lives and large issues of policy are at stake. Far more than was the case with the Korean War, how the Viet Nam conflict ends is apt to affect for years...

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