Shaplen, Robert
May 1972
New Yorker;5/13/1972, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p114
The article discusses the military crisis in Hanoi, Vietnam. While achieving impressive elements of surprise, the Communists have uncovered serious weaknesses in South Vietnamese military leadership and morale and have moved into numerous strategic towns and areas without strong resistance. Hanoi's first objective has been to prove that Vietnamization and pacification of the twin pillars, on which U.S. President Richard Nixon's South Vietnamese policies rest, are failures.


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