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aged, and extensive damage to business facilities and transoort nets— South Vietnam has dis-1 dis-1 dis-1 played considerable recuperating recuperating power. Resettlement Under Way Evacuees have now declined i under 400.000. extensive ur ban rebuilding and resettlement is under way lor the nomeiEss, medical facilities have been largely restored, and ample lood is available. Prices are back down nre-Tet nre-Tet nre-Tet levels, mosl kev roads ana waierways nave oeen re-| re-| re-| opened, ana irainc on mem is slowly increasing. However, economic recovery in general has been sluggish as slowlv retuntinfi. Insecurity and fear of further Viet Cone-North Cone-North Cone-North Vietnamese attacks remain key problems in many cities and even more so in the countryside. In oacification. too. Ihe mure serious damage seems psychological psychological rather than physical-While physical-While physical-While rural pacification unques tionably received a suDsiamiai setback, especially in the IV Corps Delta area where over half our losses were suffered, the loss of hamlets and re sources has proven much less than earlier feared. Now that ennuan time has elansed to assess these lusses carefully, it appears for exam- exam-

Clipped from The Independent Record28 Mar 1968, ThuPage 5

The Independent Record (Helena, Montana)28 Mar 1968, ThuPage 5
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