World: Big Joe No. 1

Moonlight helicoptering is not the only invention of U.S. Marine Corps Lieut. Colonel David Clement (see above). During his four-month stay in the mountainous jungles northwest of Danang, the lean, leathery, 40-year-old North Carolinian has applied the best of counterinsurgency techniques to the dirtiest of conditions.

Last April the Elephant Valley was deep, dark Viet Cong country. Paths and paddies were deserted by day; the rifles of Red snipers dominated the night. When Clement's battalion of marines moved in, they found the 20,000 inhabitants of the 100-sq.-mi. region sullen and closemouthed. Trade...

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