World: INFILTRATION FROM THE NORTH: THE VITAL TRANSFUSION

THE conflict in South Viet Nam is often described as a civil war, but is it really? The Communist Viet Cong guerrillas have mostly been South Vietnamese won over to the Red side by inducements or threats. But obviously, the North Viet Nam government aids and directs the Viet Cong.

One school of thought, represented by most U.S. military men, holds that direction from the North is crucial; yet another school holds that Northern assistance is of only limited importance, and that the South Vietnamese guerrillas could continue to fight for a long time even if no help from the North was...

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