World: A Wary Warmth

On the political front, the rift that divided South Viet Nam's generals and the U.S. embassy had healed considerably. There was, after all, a war to fight. Up to Gia Long Palace one afternoon last week went the whole crowd-soldiers, civilian ministers, diplomats—for a tea party. There, after all those hot words, stood military Commander in Chief General Nguyen Khanh in the circle of guests as U.S. Ambassador Maxwell Taylor walked into the room and began shaking hands all round. Would they speak? Certainly. With grins on their faces, they even had ten minutes of small talk.

The wary warmth followed a...

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