The War: Deeper & Wider

Physically and symbolically, the U.S. last week passed another notch mark in the Vietnamese war.

President Johnson decided to make another major increase in American troop levels in the war zone. There, in a series of savage engagements (see THE WORLD), combat-hardened U.S. fighting men mauled well-equipped and well-disciplined regular North Vietnamese divisions—proving again that man for man, gun for gun, the American soldier is as deadly a foe today as he was in the Pacific jungles and islands of World War II. And, as another, less-noticed measure of the nation's wider and deeper involvement in Viet Nam's war, the...

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