South Viet Nam: Their Own Battle

Over rutted jungle roads and through remote mountain villages, General Maxwell D. Taylor Jeeped and walked last week on a first-hand inspection tour of South Viet Nam's hard, ugly war against the Communist Viet Cong. Taylor, who takes over as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff next month, last visited Viet Nam a year ago; from that trip came the stepped-up program of U.S. military and economic aid to the embattled nation. Last week, in talks with President Ngo Binh Diem and General Paul Harkins, boss of U.S. forces in Viet Nam, hardbitten Maxwell Taylor sought to assess...

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