South Viet Nam: Opportunities Missed

Hope springs eternal, and as 1964 began in South Viet Nam, there was still hope for victory in the grinding war against the Viet Cong Communists. But to many an American observer, the hope may be forlorn unless there are some victories soon over the Red guerrillas. In the third month after the overthrow of President Ngo Dinh Diem, the Viet Cong still reign supreme in 13 of the country's 43 provinces. The Communists control half of Long An Province on Saigon's southern flank (see map). From the fifth-floor terrace bar of...

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