The War: Arrow of Death

Forced to rationalize defeat after defeat in South Viet Nam, the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese army have been desperately searching for a major military or psychological victory. They have lately been emboldened in the search by highly exaggerated reports from their commanders in the South, who often multiply the number of U.S. dead by ten or 15 in order to please their bosses up North. The Communists have massed troops in unusually large numbers in and around the Demilitarized Zone, have directly threatened the provincial capital of Quang Tri and even the ancient Vietnamese capital of Hue...

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