Nation: Winning the War Faster

Not long ago, returning from an inspection of the fighting in Viet Nam, Secretary McNamara predicted that it would take many years for the government forces, with U.S. advisory aid. to put down the Viet Cong rebels. Last week McNamara told Congress that the presence of more than 11,000 U.S. military there has led to "a new feeling of confidence." Then, without firing a shot, Admiral Harry Felt, U.S. Pacific Commander, shortened the war drastically. It could be won, he said at a press conference, in three years.

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