In the fierce weeks of fighting around Plei Me, American ground troops dominated the action in South Viet Nam.
They killed more Reds than ever before and took more dead of their own in the process. That tended to obscure the fact that month in and month out, Saigon's forces have been doing most of the dying and much of the fighting in
South Viet Nam. During October, for example, government forces took 3,655 dead and wounded v. 455 for the U.S.
Last week, with the Americans quiescent, it was that way again.
On a hundred country roads and rivers from Danang to the Mekong...