SOUTH VIET NAM: The Postwar War

The time: possibly a few weeks from now. The negotiations in Paris have been successful, and a cease-fire has been declared in Viet Nam. But instead of peace, there is a spate of small-scale skirmishes as both sides make a frenzied rush to claim contested land. Every day there are reports of assassinations—of both South Vietnamese government officials and suspected Communist sympathizers. Almost every town in the land is subjected to a cacophony of demonstrations, celebrations and parades. There is also a deadly serious war of flags, as each side plants its...

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