VIETNAM: New Arms, More Bombs

As the third consecutive week passed without a major Communist onslaught, more and more U.S. and Vietnamese officials were venturing to speculate that the worst of the fighting on the ground might be over. Meanwhile, the war from the skies was deadlier than ever. The Nixon Administration last week ordered another increase in the bombing of North Viet Nam. One additional squadron of B-52s was ordered into action, and the range of targets was expanded to include factories, power plants and chemical works. With good weather over the North, the U.S. Air Force and Navy were counting on 20...

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