Situation One Year After Cease-Fire
Fear of Communist Offensive Early This Year
The agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam was signed at the International Conference Center in Paris on Jan. 27, 1973. The cease-fire agreed to that day by the United States, the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Vietnam (Vietcong) officially ended the longest war in American history. But in Vietnam, there has been little surcease from the hostilities that have tormented Southeast Asia for three decades.
President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam, never happy with the agreement, spoke bitterly about the present situation in a message to the nation on Nov. 1. “All of you ...