THE WAR: More Bombs Than Ever

THE contrast was surreal. After a weekend of pre-Christmas festivities at the White House, Richard Nixon flew to the Florida sunshine, Henry Kissinger in tow, with not a word to the country or the world about Viet Nam. But the President's message to the enemy was as unmistakable as it was brutal. First he ordered a new seeding of North Vietnamese harbors with mines. Then he launched the biggest, bloodiest air strikes ever aimed at the North. Nixon seemed determined to bomb Hanoi into a settlement that he is willing to accept....

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