The War: The Prospect Ahead

Truth — the whole truth — is an inevitable casualty of any war, if only because it is often drowned in the din of combat or smothered by the demands of security. This is particularly so in a war as complex as that in Viet Nam, which has ignored most of the time-honored tenets of military experience. Last week the U.S. was exposed to a spate of assertions, contradictions and speculations about the Vietnamese war that illustrated both the strength of a democratic society and the frustration of searching for clear answers...

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