The War: Will to Win

For a month, the North Vietnamese have tried at all costs to seize the valley of Dak To, a natural tunnel from the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the Central Highlands. The U.S. has been just as determined to hold onto Dak To at whatever price. That head-on clash of wills resulted last week in some of the war's most savage fighting, on Hill 875, overlooking Dak To. After a five-day battle, U.S. troops finally took possession of the summit—and discovered why the Communists had fought so long and hard to defend...

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