AMERICAN NOTES: Dubious Battle

The U.S. is continuing a rearguard action against Viet Nam. A few weeks ago, it looked as if Washington were on the verge of approving Viet Nam's entry into the United Nations. The U.S. price: an accounting of the 800 Americans listed as missing in action (MIAS). Hanoi said it could not give one because it is still seeking out the missing Americans, and came back with a demand for reconstruction aid promised under the 1973 Paris cease-fire agreement. Washington regards that agreement as void because of the North Vietnamese invasion of the...

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