South Viet Nam: Dos & Don'ts

What would you do, goes one of the favorite guessing games in Viet Nam, if you were running the Viet Cong? Launch a wholesale terror campaign? Focus on winning the peasants? Toss in the towel and try Laos? Some answers came last week from an unexpected but authoritative source: the Communists themselves.

In Tien Phong (Vanguard), monthly organ of Viet Nam's Communist Party, the Reds confirmed the growing feeling in Saigon that they are not only being mauled militarily but doing badly in the political war as well. Until last year, when the U.S. began its massive intervention, they had...

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