The World: Incident on Route 1

Rolling along Route 1 near Danang last week, the driver of a U.S. Army tractor trailer was forced to hit the brakes when a vehicle in front of him abruptly slowed. The tractor trailer jackknifed, knocking a minibus loaded with Vietnamese veterans off the highway. The bus was the last vehicle in the funeral cortege of the leader of an antigovernment veterans' faction, who had been killed by a gunman in Danang. Eight of the veterans were injured, three seriously.

The episode could have ended there, as have many before it. But some of...

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