DEFENSE: Fueling the War

Most of what the South Vietnamese know about military tactics they learned from their American advisers. They learned so well that today ARVN corps commanders flit about the countryside in their personal helicopters, and some unit commanders bounce around in their own high-gloss, jet-black Jeeps. Even the lowliest enlisted man honors the American way of war: never walk when you can hitch a ride in a truck, never hitch in a truck when a Jeep is available, never ride in a Jeep when a helicopter is going your way. These profligate habits cost considerable...

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