World: I Thought I'd Better Shoot

Ever since the U.S. began bombing North Viet Nam in February of last year, American pilots have been puzzled at the way Ho Chi Minh has used his air force. There were always plenty of MIGs on the ground, and bomber crews occasionally reported sighting small formations of the Russian-built fighters on the horizon. But the MIGs seldom ventured to attack unless the odds seemed overwhelmingly in their favor. Never have they made a concerted effort to protect any target. Never have they been seen over the Panhandle, the vital staging area for all military units infiltrating the South. And in...

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