World: The Biggest Boom

From the swamps of the Mekong Delta to the forests of the Demilitarized Zone, from the highlands abutting Cambodia to the sands of the South China Seacoast, all South Viet Nam thrums and bustles today with the American presence. It is not only the presence of 440,000 American fighting men but the astonishing buildup in a once-primitive land of all the means—and more—to fuel, feed and keep armed the fighting men. Dredging out ports and rivers, bulldozing roads and jet strips, the U.S. has created virtually from scratch a vast command, communications and supply network able to support and supply not...

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