The War: One Bridge, One Buffalo

Even as a growing group of U.S. Senators complained that many of the most vital military and transportation facilities in North Viet Nam remain untouched, U.S. bombs rained down last week on a hitherto inviolate target: the one-mile Long Bien Bridge. Less than two miles from downtown Hanoi, the French-built bridge carries all the rail and road traffic between the North Vietnamese capital and China. U.S. Thunderchief and Phantom fighter-bombers scored four direct hits on the steel structure, sent a 300-ft. center span-splashing into the Red River. Elsewhere over the North,...

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