World: Death by Starlight

In most of South Viet Nam, the night still belongs to the Viet Cong. Under cover of darkness, they infiltrate men down the mountain trails from Laos and North Viet Nam, move supplies, farm their paddyfields, build their bunkers, position their troops and launch many of their attacks. During the day, they generally disappear, sleeping and hiding beneath thick jungle canopies, taking refuge in hillside caves or melting back into the "peaceful" civilian population. The U.S. has long tried to interdict the Communists' nighttime movements by regularly shelling and bombing trails and camps...

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