South Viet Nam: Plan & Counterplan

Word was flashed to Saigon of a night attack by Communist Viet Cong guerrillas on Due Hoa village, only 18 miles from the capital and the site of the nation's largest sugar refinery.

The raid, just before Christmas, was exactly what U.S. Lieut. General Lionel McGarr wanted. For months, McGarr and his Military Assistance Advisory Group have been drawing up a Counter-Insurgency Plan with staff officers of the South Viet Nam army. The plan aims at getting the South Vietnamese out of their defensive posture and into a mobile and determined pursuit that will carry the war to the heart...

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