BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: How to Protect France

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny flew to Paris last week. In three months of brilliant leadership he had turned the tide in Indo-China; now he wanted Paris to back up his gains. His request was modest: 15,000 to 20,000 reinforcements, including many technical specialists.

De Lattre expects the Ho Chi Minh Communists to attack next month, counts on the improved morale of his present forces and the increasing flow of U.S. material to hold the enemy. About June he hopes to launch a counteroffensive that will drive the Communists back...

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