Special Section: Could It Have Been Settled Sooner?

THE end of the war will not arrest the bitter debate in the U.S. over whether that end might have come much sooner. The note was struck to cheers from a student audience in Iowa last week by George McGovern when he asked: "Why, Mr. Nixon, did you take another four years to put an end to this tragic war?" For McGovern and many Americans, the Thieu regime was so corrupt, the war so immoral, the cost in lives and national spirit so debilitating, that instant U.S. withdrawal from...