South Viet Nam: Province in Trouble

All last week giant C-130 transports roared in to land on the Chu Lai airstrip, sandblasting with their exhausts the watching U.S. Marines whose exclusive domain Chu Lai base had been for nearly two years. In the largest reinforcement within Viet Nam since the war began. Army infantrymen streamed out of the planes at the rate of over 1,000 per day. By the end of the week, the entire 196th Light Infantry Brigade, some 4,000 strong and fresh from the jungles of Tay Ninh near Saigon, was in Chu Lai; more G.I.s were on their way. Their mission: to take...

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