World: Building a Nation Beyond the Killing

Numbers tell much of the progress of the war in Viet Nam. Last week the U.S. announced that its troop strength there has risen to 400,000 and may go as high as 475,000. A combat battalion of 1,000 men from the U.S. 9th Infantry Division moved into position in the Mekong Delta—the first of at least 25,000 Americans who will open a new phase of the war in an effort to break the 20-year Red domination of the area. The numbers of Viet Cong dead also rose inexorably: 720 in Operation Cedar Falls northwest...

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