SOUTH VIET NAM: The Sunset War

By day the rice fields stretching south of Saigon seem quiet enough as farmers in conical hats go about their tasks of burning off the stubble of the last harvest or deepening the myriad canals in expectation of the first rains. At sunset the war begins.

Diseased Part. Last week, six years after Viet Nam was partitioned, the Communists were stepping up their guerrilla activities. For the first time since 1954, the Reds are operating in bands of more than 50 men. Some are old Red cadres left behind at the time of partition; others are newly infiltrated guerrillas sent...

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