South Viet Nam: Death in the Delta, Intrigue in the Cafes

It was a grim tale of Viet Cong tactics. By night, clad in black, 200 Communist guerrillas stealthily forded the moat surrounding the sleeping outpost of the government Self-Defense Corps, snipped the barbed wire and charged. Inside, Red agents, who had infiltrated the garrison disguised as recruits, machine-gunned loyal troops in their bunks, set off secretly placed charges that toppled the fort's three watchtowers. By dawn, 28 government men lay dead, 36 wounded, and the Viet Cong had made off with virtually every weapon on the base. Looking about the ruins,...

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