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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!