THE WAR: Light at Last?

A fresh susurrus of rumors about an impending peace settlement in Viet Nam welled up last week, but with somewhat more than the usual volume. Both the Times of London and U.P.I., filing from Saigon, reported breakthroughs—and both stories were emphatically denied by both the White House and by North Vietnamese officials. Much of the speculation seemed inspired by the fact that Major General Alexander M. Haig Jr., deputy to National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, had conferred with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu in Saigon. TIME White House Correspondent Jerrold...

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