South Viet Nam: The Versatile Enemy

Communist forces in Viet Nam are not only better equipped than ever, but are using their men and arms with increasing versatility. Last week, in the course of a few days, they proved just how effective their range of tactics can be. In two cunningly prepared ambushes, they killed 69 Americans in the Central Highlands. In a rocket onslaught on the huge air base at Danang, they killed eight men and did about $80 million worth of damage to U.S. planes. And, in a guerrilla-style raid that they have honed to near perfection, they swarmed over the provincial prison camp...

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