World: On the Offensive

For the first time since Tet, the allies last week swept out on the offensive, launching their largest operation of the war. Code-named "Resolved to Victory," the drive aimed at breaking the ring of three enemy divisions menacing Saigon. It employed more than 50 battalions formed from the U.S. 1st, 9th and 25th Divisions and the South Vietnamese 5th and 25th Divi sions, plus task forces of Vietnamese marines and paratroopers. The nearly 50,000 troops fanned out through a five-province belt around the capital.

The enemy proved elusive in the first days of the sweep, but then a U.S. armored cavalry regiment...