The War: Communist Step-Up

The diplomatic flurries around the world over fresh peace probes during the past two weeks have all but obscured a grim new reality in the actual warfare in Viet Nam. The fighting so far in 1968, as General William Westmoreland observed last week, has been "the most intense of the entire war." Moreover, most of the initiative in the fiercer fighting since New Year's Day belongs to the Communists, despite the inevitably heavy losses such aggression means in the face of the allies' overwhelming superiority of firepower. Some 2,800 Communist troops were...

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