South Viet Nam: Victory by Radio?

In South Viet Nam, U.S. General Curtis LeMay, Air Force Chief of Staff, critically examined the Vietnamese air arm and found it good. Just before hopping into the pilot's seat to fly his jet KC-135 to the Philippines, LeMay said: "It's perfectly apparent to me that the Vietnamese government is making rapid strides in its efforts to clear the country of Communist insurgents." Other recent visitors to South Viet Nam were not so sure.

Victory Key. Back in Washington from a month of firsthand observation in the jungle were four sunburned, weary U.S. officers—a general and three colonels. To...

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