South Viet Nam: Challenge to SEATO

In Saigon last week, South Viet Nam's embattled President Ngo Dinh Diem was forced to a bitter admission. In the wake of Communist assaults on fortified posts and provincial centers, Diem confessed that his government was no longer engaged in police action against the Viet Cong guerrillas, but now faced "a real war waged by an enemy who attacks us with regular units fully and heavily equipped." The 150,000-man South Viet Nam army is spread so thin that in recent battles it has been outnumbered by the Communist foe.

At Gun Point. Last week the, Reds struck again, and in...

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