South Viet Nam: Securing Saigon

The sweaty Saigon night resounded last week with the thud of distant artillery fire, and the midnight stars were occasionally dimmed by the glare of lofting phosphorus flares. In a war in which there is no front and no enemy lines, the capital of South Viet Nam is right in the middle of the battle —a garrison without walls in a countryside alive with enemy bands. Says Air Force Lieut. Colonel Grove Johnson, head of U.S. security at the huge Tan Son Nhut airport: "It's like defending a stockade in the days of the Indian wars."

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