SOUTH VIET NAM: Another My Lai?

O, the impregnable Koreans...

The Koreans are marching after us.

We are hiding while they attack us.

The sound, that sound of the mighty


—Poem attributed to a Communist soldier killed in Viet Nam.

Since they arrived in South Viet Nam seven years ago, South Korean troops have gained a reputation as the toughest and meanest of the allied forces. Off duty, they arm-wrestle and break layers of bricks with a single karate-like chop. In battle they are fierce, frightening the peasants by the zeal with which they patrol their zones of operation, which...

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