The World: Closing Time

In case any doubt remained that the withdrawal of U.S. forces from South Viet Nam is irrevocable, the mayor of Saigon provided convincing new evidence last week. He announced that by June 30 all "hostess bars" that cater to American G.I.s and civilians must move to the 9th precinct, on the far side of the Saigon River opposite the downtown area. The deadline may be the best indication yet by an official as to when withdrawal of U.S. combat troops will be completed.

At the high point of the American presence, downtown Saigon and Cholon, the Chinese section of the city, were...

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