World: Arsenal in Action

As the big kill at Tay Ninh demonstrated, the arsenal of American weapons in Viet Nam is the deadliest ever developed for man-to-man combat. The U.S. infantryman in Viet Nam today shoulders six times the firepower of his Korean War counterpart; behind him stand rank upon rank of mobile mortars and howitzers that can be called in by air as quickly as he needs them. Overhead hover helicopters bristling with machine guns, rockets and automatic grenade launchers; above the "gunships" circle jet fighter-bombers armed with searing napalm, white phosphorous and bomblets that can...

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