The War: The Fighting Resumes

For two months, the battlefields of South Viet Nam had been unnaturally quiet. There were those who argued that Hanoi was purposefully scaling down the war and that the U.S. should reciprocate by ending all bombing of North Viet Nam. The allied command insisted that the Communists had mere ly paused to regroup and resupply. Last week Hanoi ended the argument as Communist forces came out fighting the length of the narrow country, mounting as many as 50 coordinated assaults in a single day. Even so, the Communist campaign was weaker than the Tet offensive or the second wave...