World: A Return to Confrontation

WHEN President Nixon announced two weeks ago that he was sending U.S. combat troops into Cambodia, he hoped to achieve two major goals. One was to force Hanoi into meaningful negotiations. The other was to reassure America's allies that in a crisis the U.S. would not "be found wanting." On both counts, he not only failed but failed disastrously.

The North Vietnamese postponed last week's scheduled session of the Paris peace talks (it has been rescheduled for next week) and once again rejected a new Geneva Conference or any other broad meeting to settle...

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