North Viet Nam: The Thunder Rolls On

As American warplanes continued to pound its oil installations last week, North Viet Nam responded with a mixture of fear, rage and frantic determination. Hanoi decided to evacuate all of the capital city's residents "nonessential to fighting and production," and began dispersing fuel dumps into the middle of villages—where, in order to hit them, the U.S. would also have to hit civilians.

In an ugly parade through downtown Hanoi, captured U.S. prisoners of war, handcuffed in pairs, were subjected to the insults of howling mobs. And the Communists tried to stem "the...

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