The World: Dinh Tuong: Hell in a Small Place

THE South Vietnamese are no strangers to bombing. Since 1966, an estimated 65% of all American bombs have been dropped on the South, making the mighty B-52 an object of dread and fear. The giant bombers, silent and invisible at 30,000 ft., are first announced by the whistling of scores of falling bombs. On contact, the strike shakes the earth for miles around, raising a holocaust of dust, smoke and debris. Well-dug-in guerrillas can frequently survive an attack, but a peasant in his field has little chance.

Though most attention in recent weeks has...

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