The War & Its Conduct
Sir: It seems very reasonable to conclude that if we had entered the Viet "Jam war to win [Sept. 8], bombing Haiphong, the dams, bridges, plants and power houses right at the start, instead of waiting till they had assembled the most powerful combination of antiaircraft weapons yet seen, our losses of men and material would have been reduced and the war shortened. A war asininely fought is half lost. Our substitute for a quick victory has pleased no one except the Viet Cong.
CHARLES HAMILTON Lansing, Mich.