South Viet Nam: Curtain of Fire

The U.S. conduct of the war in Viet Nam is a mixture of awesome power and judicious restraint. It involves hunting out the enemy while trying to spare the peasant he mingles with and resembles, bombing the North's strategic areas while avoiding civilian centers, mingling U.S. troops with Vietnamese soldiers without meddling in their quarrels. Last week, as the war heated up again after a period of relative quiet during the political crisis, the U.S. demonstrated that combination of power and restraint in a series of massive but carefully controlled air actions over North Viet Nam.

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