INDOCHINA: The Fighting Finally Stops for the U.S.

Its fighters and bombers grounded, its guns silenced, and its soldiers withdrawn from battlefields, America last week ceased waging war in Indochina for the first time in nearly a decade. At midnight on Tuesday (Washington, D.C., time) all U.S. combat activity ended. It was one of the great anticlimaxes in the nation's history. There were no speeches, no celebrations, not even among the professional pilots (see following page) who had been finally the only ones left to carry on the war. From a high of more than 600,000 U.S. combatants, only 62,000...

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