South Viet Nam: On a New Footing

Though it has been wracked by war for more than two decades, South Viet Nam has never fully mobilized its resources to fight the Communists. It has, in fact, more or less tried to fight the war with one hand while the other went about its normal business. Now the government of President Nguyen Van Thieu, having decided to put the country on a full war footing for the first time, is not only out to raise the number of men in uniform to nearly 1,000,000 but to enforce an across-the-board tightening of the economy to pay for the...

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