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Banking-Beyond the Statistics

furthcoming elections. Many observers in America and abroad had begun to take it for granted that Nixon would be returned to power again and no Democrat, could hone that any of his available nondescript candidates would beat the Republican leaden The situation can now be expected to change radically, particularly if the United States is to commit more of its ground forces in the area. The Vietnamese always knew that the crucial vote in the American elections was going to be theirs and not Mao Tse-tung's or Brezhnev's, Their current attempt to gain military victories may in fact have been caused by the thought that Nixon would be able to use his efforts to improve relations with Russia and -China to win the next elections which, in the absence of a revision of American policies towards Vietnam, could only mean a prolongation of the agony of its people. It is interesting that the Vietnamese decided to launch their assault on the American forces after Nixon's visit to Peking and before his visit to Moscow. This throws Nixon's policies towards the two communist great powers out of gear because neither of than can directly refuse to support the people of Vietnam.

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