The Nation: But Who Wants Uncle Ho?

ARE some G.I.s actually fighting with the Viet Cong? In Paris last week, V.C. Spokesman Duong Dinh Thao called a press conference to announce that "there are a number of American soldiers fighting in the ranks of the liberation army." He then went on to launch what sounded very much like an UNCLE HO WANTS YOU campaign. U.S. defections, Thao proclaimed, would be encouraged by a just-issued V.C. "order of the day." The five-point order instructed the Viet Cong not to attack G.I. units that refrained from hostile action. G.I.s desiring to slip over to the other side would need only...

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