Griffin, Allen
March 1952
New Republic;3/31/52, Vol. 126 Issue 13, p16
The article focuses on the apprehensions regarding the withdrawal of French forces from North Vietnam, which may follow on the footsteps of their loss of Hoa Binh. The importance of withdrawal from North Viet-Minh been minimized by the over-all commander for Indo-China, General Raoul Salan, even though Hoa Binh is a communications center of great value to the Viet-Minh. Viet-Minh communications are now vastly improved and therefore their capacity to concentrate troops, and material for further pressure upon the shrunken perimeter of the French and Vietnamese forces.


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