DIPLOMACY: How Henry Did It in Viet Nam

Henry Kissinger's success in the Middle East inevitably recalls his negotiations in another battleground: Viet Nam. By coincidence, the first "inside" account of those 3½ years of talks and tribulations appears this week in the summer issue of the quarterly Foreign Policy. Written by former New York Timesman Tad Szulc, it offers an insight into the Secretary's "brilliance, stamina and tactics." Szulc pieced together his 47-page narrative from conversations with several officials involved in the peace effort—although not with Kissinger himself. Among the article's principal points:

RUSSIANS TO THE RESCUE. As Szulc tells it, the Soviets played a much bigger...

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