Nation: VIET NAM & KOREA: A COMPARISON

A POINT that often comes up in discussion of the war in Viet Nam is that it may become another Korea. Comparative statistics of the 1950-53 war in Korea and the war to date in Viet Nam:

U.S. Troop Totals. Korea: 500 U.S. military advisers present at start, building up to a peak of 400,000 troops; some 1,250,000 Americans served in all, counting replacements. Viet Nam: a 685-man advisory mission in 1961, expanded to 72,000 servicemen as of last week with prospects that the number will rise to nearly 200,000 by year's end; so far, an estimated 200,000 Americans have...

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