World: The Biggest Week

Never before had the Communists been hit so hard and in so many places at one time. From south of Saigon to coastal Quang Ngai, over 25,000 allied troops stalked the Reds in six separate operations (see map). It was far and away the biggest battle week of the war. The big six:

> Operation White Wing, mounted by 12,000 men of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry, Vietnamese airborne and South Korean marines, the first division-size assault of the war. Target: the longtime Viet Cong strongholds between Qui Nhon and Chu Lai along the South...

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