The War: Suicidal Intensity

In recent weeks in South Viet Nam, Communist troops have been regularly beaten back, hurled from prepared positions, put to flight and slaughtered in huge numbers. Their setbacks have been so costly, U.S. experts reckoned, that they would need time to recover from their huge losses of both weaponry and men. Yet the Viet Cong and their North Vietnamese allies have just kept coming on, and their persistence and unpredictability have created some of the war's most bitter fighting. Instead of withdrawing and licking their wounds, the Communists last week launched another series of attacks. At the same time, the...

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