The War: Notice to the North

U.S. bombers struck hard and fast in Viet Nam before the 48-hour holiday truce.

The biggest target was the rugged, bomb-pocked Demilitarized Zone, where two North Vietnamese divisions have been massing for several months and funneling forces over the border. Last week one battalion of the 26th Marine Regiment had been searching for infiltrating forces for two days, when the infiltrators suddenly turned up under cover of fog and attacked two Marine positions. To back up the Marines, B-52 bombers swarmed in from Guam for the second straight week and blasted the area around the zone.

When the weather cleared in the...

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