Letters, Dec. 13, 1954

Hope in Indo-China?

Sir:

In 1952, as national commander of the Jewish War Veterans, I [visited] Viet Nam and . . . can attest to the accuracy of your observations in your Nov. 22 story on Ho Chi Minh, [but] a number of optimistic points might be made on the basis of what I saw. I found the then President Tran Van Huu definitely pro-American and highly regarded by those Vietnamese who are favorable to the West. Although he left me with a clear impression that he felt that Viet Nam will eventually fall to the Communists because of the clever Communist propaganda...

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