South Viet Nam: More Men, More Aid

Only six months ago, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara was talking hopefully of pulling most U.S. troops out of Viet Nam by the end of 1965. Last week, after his fifth visit to the war front, McNamara called for stepping up American military and economic assistance to Saigon, currently pegged at 15,500 "advisers" and $500 million a year. McNamara's reversal was a reflection of how far the U.S.supported war against the Communist Viet Cong has deteriorated of late.

Miserable Story. Casualty totals for April, during which the Viet Cong continued to roam...

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