Clipped From The Oneonta Star

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 - at This drive by 100,000 allied troops,...
at This drive by 100,000 allied troops, launched April g, has encountered small North Vietnamese and Viet Cong units but not the big divisions sought. What touched off Vietnamese jitters was the defection Friday of a North Vietnamese colonel --the highest ranking officer to turn himself over to allies in the war. Vietnamese sources said the colonel turned over plans for an attack by upward of 5,000 troops on Saigon Monday. He said for some reason the attack was called off. The colonel's defection and telling of plans for an attack led to U.S. skepticism that the enemy planned anything big for present against Saigon. "If you were the Viet Cong and one of your high ranking commanding officers defected and spilled his guts about an upcoming attack, would you go ahead with it?" oiie U.S. official asked. Saigon police, however, pointed to two other suspicious incidents. They reported a bus en route from the Mekong Delta was stopped outside Saigon Saturday and police found seven rifles and 40 cases of TNT with detonators in baskets of vegeta-

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  1. The Oneonta Star,
  2. 23 Apr 1968, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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