South Viet Nam: Situation: Better

Nearly 700 years ago, when Kublai Khan's Mongol hordes swept out of the north, Viet Nam's legendary military hero, Tran Hung Dao, sparked the courage of his beleaguered army by having them tattoo on their arms the words "Sat Dat" (Let's kill the Mongols). Though outnumbered more than 2 to 1, the Vietnamese routed the Mongols and drove them out of Viet Nam.

Today, as another army from the north —the Communist Viet Cong—threatens South Viet Nam, the South Vietnamese government is hopeful that history can be made to repeat itself. Requisitioning two...

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