The World: The Delta War

South Viet Nam's President Nguyen Van Thieu now regards the Mekong Delta as the "main front" of the current war—even though the Delta does not have, in the strictest sense, a battle front. Long considered the country's most secure region, the Delta is crucial to both sides; more than a third of South Viet Nam's population lives there, and it grows 80% of the country's rice. As the conventional war to the north remained stalemated last week, attention shifted to the south, where Communist guerrillas are still waging what TIME Correspondent Rudolph Rauch...

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