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For what it's worth in this discussion (and in the hope that we can continue in that vein rather than move on to a debate), I greatly appreciate Edwin Moise's contribution on this subject. His comments regarding the presence of American communists, etc is entirely consistent with my understanding of the situation. He has clearly spent much more time studying this issue than I have. Certainly nothing in my more limited experience with the anti-war movement, my later service with the American Embassy in Viet Nam, or my knowledge of the findings of the official POW/MIA effort is inconsistent with the points he has made. The issue of South Vietnamese versus North Vietnamese representation/control in both Hanoi or Saigon is also a fascinating subject. It has long been my understanding for example that whatever degree of independence the NLF may (or may not) have won was shattered along with many of its VC units during the 1968 Tet offensive. Afterwards, "Northerners" came to dominate the war effort both politically and militarily. Robert A. Mosher