THE WAR: Pursuing the Still Elusive Terms of Peace

HENRY KISSINGER was back in Paris to meet Hanoi's Le Due Tho for another in the seemingly interminable series of secret talks aimed at ending the war in Viet Nam. Lacking any formal announcements of either final agreement or impasse, newsmen concentrated on the omens—and they were ambiguous. As Kissinger emerged from one session, a nearly all-black cat jumped atop his Cadillac limousine. At another meeting in the private home of an American jeweler in fashionable Neuilly-sur-Seine, Kissinger pointed at the ceiling and said with a puckish smile: "When the light bulb starts...

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