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Hanoi's motives
Date of Creation:
April 3, 1968
Date of Declassification:
May 5, 1992
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Pagination, Illustration:
3 p.
Hanoi's move almost certainly does not forecast a change in its war aims, but the statement of 3 April is a significant departure in tactics. The North Vietnamese leaders have abandoned their adamantly-held position that there could be no official contacts at all before the bombing totally ceased.
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