World: A Matter of Mobility

Key to Viet Nam's will-o'-the-wisp war is mobility. As guerrillas, the Viet Cong have naturally used it to the best advantage so far, slipping stealthily through swamps and jungles to attack, then disappear. But thanks to the growing armada of troop-carrying transports and helicopters in Viet Nam, the U.S. has developed its own brand of mobility. Last week, despite shifting veils of monsoon rain and cloud, that mobility was being used to good effect. Siege & Spider Holes. First demonstration came in the battle for Route 19, an affair that at first glance seemed doomed to repeat the bloody disasters of...

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