War Correspondents: The Basic Flaw in Viet Nam

To Military Historian S.L.A. Marshall, the U.S. Army's Operation Paul Revere II was perhaps the major military operation of the summer in Viet Nam. Airlifted from the east coast almost to the Cambodian border in less than twelve hours, the 1st Air Cav proceeded to rout the enemy in a battle "larger than San Juan Hill and El Caney combined, bigger and more impressive than Pork Chop Hill, bloodier than Cantigny, and lasting as long as Belleau Wood."* Yet that fight, Marshall notes incredulously in the current New Leader, did not rate...

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