SOUTH VIET NAM: Cease-Fire Strategies

As Presidential Adviser Henry Kissinger arrived home last week after two days of secret negotiations in Paris with North Viet Nam's Le Due Tho, a high White House official confided that the two sides had been "talking seriously, very seriously." He also warned that "it would be wrong to conclude that a settlement is in sight." Apparently the North Vietnamese were coming forth with serious and detailed, if still secret proposals on how they would share power in the South.

Hanoi publicly insists that any postwar government should consist of representatives of...

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