The War: Saigon Under Fire

Whether or not the North Vietnamese have come to Paris to make peace ultimately, it is clear that for the time being they are relentlessly determined to raise the level of fighting in South Viet Nam. More North Vietnamese men and materiel are flowing down the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the southern battlefields than at any time since the war began—perhaps as many as 30,000 a month v. 6,000 monthly a year ago. With a ruthless disregard for civilian lives, the Communists, in almost daily rocket attacks and periodic, suicidal infantry thrusts,...