The War: On the Horizon

The American people may find it hard to believe that the U.S. is winning the war in Viet Nam. They have, after all, been ladled too many over-sanguine assurances in the past, only to be confronted later with the familiar due bills of heavier manpower commitments, steeper costs and higher casualties. Nonetheless, one of the most exhaustive inquiries into the status of the conflict yet compiled offers considerable evidence that the weight of U.S. power, 21 years after the big build-up began, is beginning to make itself felt. Within the next 18...

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