South Viet Nam: Turning Point?

There are 10,000 U.S. military "advisers" in South Viet Nam and, it some times seems, as many correspondents. The war they report consists mostly of grim, isolated jungle skirmishes; as for the big picture, they usually color it gloomy. But in recent months the gloom has been a few shades lighter, and at times hope has broken through. Last week, before the National Assembly in Saigon, President Ngo Dinh Diem announced: "We are recovering the initiative, even during the rainy season, which heretofore the enemy has considered favorable to him. Victory is not only sure but imminent." Among the...

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