World: The Long Arm of SAM

U.S. strikes against North Viet Nam have been directed primarily against what air intelligence officers like to call the "ganglia" of Communist transportation and communications. Right from the start, the most dangling ganglion of the lot has been Vinh, the largest town in the panhandle of North Viet Nam, and the hub of road, rail and trail routes to the south. Last week U.S. Air Force and Navy planes once again pasted Vinh—this time with 77 tons of bombs. The prime targets now lie closer to Hanoi, and there last week the U.S. lost another fighter-bomber to North Vietnamese surface-to-air missiles....

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