DIPLOMACY: New Man in Paris

The 123rd session of the Paris peace talks was perhaps even less productive than usual last week, with the U.S. again demanding elaboration on the Communists' seven-point program and an unconditional cease-fire while negotiations continue. Again the Communists called the U.S. position "absurd" and refused to explain their seven points further. When the short meeting was over, the chief U.S. negotiator in Paris for the past twelve months, David K.E. Bruce, rose and, without pretense of civilities, left the old Hotel Majestic for the last time.

The gruelingly unsatisfactory negotiations had been disturbing...

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