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Policy Framework for ADB

Ho Asserts His Independence II anyone needed any evidence of the total independence of President Ho Chi Minh, his response to the American decision to limit the bombing of North Vietnam should be regarded as providing full satisfaction. Peking had condemned the Johnson move as a hypo- critical trick and there is nothing to suggest that its private advice to Hanoi might have been any different. Although USSR would almost certainly have liked what Hanoi has done, it was not certain that by saying so it would not be out of step with North Vietnam. Hence the somewhat equivocal statements on the Johnson initiative in the Soviet press. By reacting in the manner it has done, Hanoi has finally and conclusively proved that all the decisions regarding war and peace in Vietnam are taken there.

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