The World: The New Thieu

For months he had been a solitary, even hostile figure. He raged privately at the Kissinger negotiations when they were under way; he jeered publicly after the Paris agreement was finally signed, declaring that "there is no ceasefire at all." But lately South Viet Nam's President Nguyen Van Thieu has been sounding a different note. By the time he arrives this week in San Clemente, Calif., to begin a six-day visit to the U.S., the man who has personally benefited most from a decade of American involvement in Indochina will have completed a...

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