South Viet Nam: After Their Nests

"Guerrillas are like birds," said General Earle Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on a recent tour of Viet Nam. "They don't have sky hooks and they can't exist on air. They've got to light somewhere, and the place to get them is in their nests." Last week Operation Cedar Falls continued to scythe through the enemy's longtime nests in the Iron Triangle 20 miles north of Saigon—razing villages and transplanting their civilian populations, bulldozing and burning away houses, fruit trees, rubber plantations, rice granaries and tropical thicket. In its...

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