Analysis - Vietnam

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Looking for a way out

' A major problem we must face is whether the Vietnamisation programme will succeed. What are the attitudes of the Vietnamese people, whose free choice we are fighting to preserve? Are they truly being disaffected from the Viet Cong or are they indifferent to both sides? What do their attitudes imply about the likelihood that the pacification gains will stick?' (President Nixon, 18 Feb 1970)

A great deal of water has flowed into the Mekong Delta since Mr Nixon 's February speech. What price disengagement after the events of recent weeks?

Tonight's Analysis brings a report from Vietnam on the perils and promises of current us policy.

Those taking part include: PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU

TRAN VAN LAM , Minister for Foreign Affairs

PHAM kim NGOC, Minister for Economic Affairs

AMBASSADOR WILLIAM COLBY

DONALD MACDONALD , us Agency for International Development Director

Presented by IAN MCINTYRE

Produced by GEORGE FISCHER

9.58 Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Mr Nixon

Unknown: Nguyen van Thieu

Unknown: Tran van Lam

Unknown: William Colby

Unknown: Donald MacDonald