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WINNERS: The Men Who Made the Victory

For most of the war, Western and South Vietnamese analysts have known little more about the elusive field commander of the Viet Cong than that he called...

The War: Thunder from a Distant Hill

THE WAR (See Cover) Crawling out of his sandbagged bunker, the helmeted Marine blinks in the afternoon light, cocks his head for a moment, listening intently,...

World: HOW THE BATTLE FOR KHE SANH WAS WON

As allied patrols scoured the scorched and battered moonscape around the liberated Marine garrison of Khe Sanh last week, they found North Vietnamese trenches...

The World: Indochina: A Cavalryman's Way Out

SUDDENLY, the Vietnamese ground war came back to life. For three years, the northwest corner of South Viet Nam had been a misty, mountainous no man's land...

VIETNAM: New Arms, More Bombs

As the third consecutive week passed without a major Communist onslaught, more and more U.S. and Vietnamese officials were venturing to speculate that the worst...

Nation: THE WAR: Hopeful Half Steps

AFTER three years of ever more furious combat, after dozens of feints and one-sided gestures toward conciliation, the U.S. and North Viet Nam finally moved in...

THE WAR: What Is Giap Up To?

One by one, the 20 or 25 Communist bloc ships that had been steaming through the South China Sea toward North Viet Nam changed course. Three of them picked...

South Viet Nam: Status & Strategy

It was a week of arrivals and departures, of decision and determination. Into Cam Ranh Bay on South Viet Nam's bulging east coast slipped a grey-hulled U.S...

South Viet Nam: The Dissident Intellectuals

Although I oppose Communism because of its inhumanity and because it contradicts the basic values of Asians and Vietnamese, I wonder if our people should...

The War: Period of Adjustment

THE WAR Viet Nam resembled a huge chess board. Both the allies and Communists reassessed one another's strengths and weaknesses, continued to build up...

North Viet Nam: The Trials of Ho

For his "contributions to the struggle against imperialism," Moscow recently conferred the Order of Lenin on Ho Chi Minh. Last week Ho said no. He asked for a...

The War: The Russian Equation

It may have been pure coincidence. First, reports filtered out of Moscow that the leaders of North Viet Nam and the Soviet Union had met secretly on the Black...

Essay: Why Ho keeps Saying No

LONDON JOHNSON stated the major question of the day. "I would hope," he said at his press conference last week, "that the adversary would see the utter...