South Viet Nam: Richer Prize

As the Western position in Laos tottered strategists began to look to the next line of defense. They did not have far to look. Down Laos' spiny eastern border runs what is called the Ho Chi Minh trail, which North Viet Nam's ex-guerrilla President used in his fight against the French. Last week there was almost as much activity along the trail as there was in Laos, as the Communists pushed supplies and reinforcements to the jungle fighters who are battling to take over South Viet Nam—a far richer prize than Laos.

The Communist guerrillas in South Viet Nam, called...

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