SOUTH VIET NAM: Strategy for a Long Haul

What has passed for peace in South Viet Nam since the cease-fire was signed 18 months ago would be called war almost anywhere else. Last week in the old "iron triangle," South Vietnamese units finally, after an agonizing battle, chased North Vietnamese and Viet Cong regulars from one of three outposts they had recently captured near Ben Cat, a strategically important district town 25 miles north of Saigon. The next day the Communists launched a strong counterattack, which ended in failure. In spite of repeated air strikes by South Vietnamese Skyraiders,...

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