THE WAR: Nixon's Blitz Leads Back to the Table

IN its swift swings between lull and violence, hope and despair, the Viet Nam War has often had a manic character to it. Never more so than in the latest extraordinary episode in which, within the space of 40 days, the world moved from a sense of peace at last at hand, to the most brutal U.S. bombing of the war, to Washington's declaration late last week that the secret Paris peace talks would begin again on Jan. 8. Through Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Warren, President Nixon announced that he was halting the...

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