INDOCHINA: Tightening the Noose

Peace in Indochina last week continued to look rather ominously like war anywhere else. Fighting continued sporadically in South Viet Nam. Meanwhile, Communist forces in Cambodia continued to tighten the noose around the capital of Phnom-Penh, raising again the question of how long the bumbling government of ailing President Lon Nol could effectively survive. Amidst these signs that the cease-fire agreement has all but collapsed, the White House announced that Presidential Adviser Henry Kissinger would return to Paris in mid-May for another round of talks with the silver-haired chief North Vietnamese...

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