Weapons: Jungle Proving Ground

The nasty uncertainties of jungle warfare range from subversion to sabotage, from booby traps to base infiltration, and last week's damaging attack on the U.S. airbase at Danang (see THE NATION) was a deadly reminder that the best-equipped troops can be surprised by a determined enemy. For all that, Viet Nam has become a veritable jungle proving ground for new weapons and novel equipment, much of it designed specifically for the kind of war the U.S. must fight there. Some of the armament has already been thrown into combat, some is undergoing...

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