The War: Fighting Pitch

Whatever may happen in Paris, peace seemed a distant prospect last week on the battlefields of Viet Nam, where the war rose to a fighting pitch of intensity unequaled since the Tet offensive. The Viet Cong shelled Saigon and a dozen other cities and attempted ground attacks in some cases, but their assault, far from being a second round on the scale of Tet, amounted to little more than coordinated harassment. Elsewhere, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces scored sizeable victories in heavy fighting around Saigon, in the Delta and, particularly, in northernmost...

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