World: Escalation from Hanoi

Escalation of the Viet Nam war is almost always spoken of as an American prerogative, but Hanoi also regularly raises the ante. Aided by an increasing flow of fresh weaponry from Russia and Red China and desperate for a badly needed victory, the Communists last week continued to increase their pressure in the South—at a frightful cost in Communist lives. For the first time in the war, the Saigon area felt the tremors of the Russian-made 122-mm. rockets. For the first time, the North Vietnamese used Russian-made SAM missiles to bring down a...

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