The War: The Second Tet

Hanoi has often asserted its belief in "fighting and negotiating" at the same time, and last week the Communists did just that. Shelling, mortaring and rocketing 122 targets throughout South Viet Nam, including 40 cities and towns, seven airbases and dozens of other allied installations, they staged the long-expected reprise of their countrywide Tet offensive. Round 2 did not come near the original. The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong did not overrun a single allied town or installation, launched ground attacks only in Saigon. One captured Viet Cong document outlined their limited...

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