SOUTH VIET NAM: A Round for the South

In Saigon last week, the ever-ready optimism of American and South Vietnamese officials was palpably on the rise. As the Communist offensive entered its third month it seemed to have temporarily ground—or been bombed—to a halt. The North Vietnamese had taken no major new objectives since their capture of Quang Tri and Tan Canh last month. The South Vietnamese army was replacing some of its enormous losses and patching up its shattered morale. Though fresh assaults could reverse the picture, the South Vietnamese were at least holding their own on the three...

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