World: Psy-War Success

Firepower like that applied in Operation Junction City is one way of curbing the Viet Cong. Less costly and far healthier for all concerned are the psychological-warfare techniques aimed at luring Communist defectors back to Saigon's side (TIME, Feb. 10). Last week the massive "psywar" campaign launched during the four-day Tet truce began to pay off. An estimated 1,000 Viet Cong became Hoi Chanh (returnees) during the week after the holiday began, a record for any week in the war. "More importantly," says U.S. Psy-Warrior M. L. Osborne, "we're finally getting a few...

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