The World: The Indispensable Lifeline

THE current allied offensive got started after military analysts warned that the Communists were engaged in the greatest overland supply effort of the Viet Nam War. Men and material were being transported, they said, over the route that had long since become a kind of guerrillas' Appian Way in Southeast Asia: the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The U.S. has been interdicting the trail since 1964, and last week completed its 122nd consecutive day of intensive bombing. The holocaust has frequently slowed down the Communists but seems incapable of stopping them.

The trail is like...

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