South Viet Nam: Attack at Dawn

North and South, the war continued last week to gather in intensity. The big decision was in the air. U.S. fighter-bombers hit gasoline and oil depots north of Hanoi twice, and it looked as if President Johnson at last was ready to blast the main fuel-storage areas outside Hanoi and Haiphong. U.S. commanders have long wanted to hit the vital "source" targets that enable North Viet Nam's trucks to feed supplies southward into the Ho Chi Minh trail. Until now, in Washington's judicious application of pressure on Hanoi, the petroleum dumps have been off limits to U.S. pilots.

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