South Viet Nam: Quiet on the Other Front

Even as Viet Nam became known as "that other war" last week, ground action there slackened off notably. U.S. casualties—214 killed and 1,161 wounded—were the lowest in more than a month. What action there was followed familiar scenarios. Near the DMZ, U.S. Marines fought a fierce 5½-hour fire fight with North Vietnamese regulars, and U.S. Army troopers fended off Viet Cong mortar attacks on their compounds at Pleiku and Hué.

Buried in the rush of news from the Middle East were reports of the outstanding success of a grab-bag unit of U.S. Army...

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