North Viet Nam: Profile of the Infiltrators

It was in the autumn of 1965 that North Viet Nam for the first time committed the soldiers of its regular army to battle in the war in South Viet Nam. Since that bloody debut in the la Drang Valley, which cost Hanoi 2,000 men, North Vietnamese troops have marched southward in such numbers that there are now 67,000 below the DMZ—more than half the Communists' main force and doing far more than half of the enemy's fighting in South Viet Nam. Initially, the allies knew very little about their new antagonists...

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