Note: Pictured is A-10C 78-0637 of the 104th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, 175th Wing (Maryland Air National Guard), Warfield Air National Guard Base, Baltimore, Maryland, currently combat-deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of OIR.
United States officials announced plans yesterday to move B-52 bombers from Guam to Thailand starting in four to eight weeks. The principal objective is faster response to bombing requests from military commanders in South Vietnam.
In Saigon it was reported that nearly 900 enemy soldiers died in the fighting that raged throughout South Vietnam on Tuesday. At the same time, at least 60 American soldiers were killed and more than 250 were wounded. The most significant action took place in the Jungles 70 miles northwest of Saigon, where troops of the Fourth Infantry Division turned back an attack by a Viet Cong regiment
President de Gaulle pledged that France would continue her mission In French Somaliland despite the bloody incidents that followed Sunday’s referendum. The vote, he said, showed that a majority of the population there wanted to remain under the protection of France.
The chairman of the Presidential Commission on the Draft said he believed virtually all student deferments were basically unfair and should be abolished. Burke Marshall, the chairman, who is the former civil rights chief of the Justice Department said in Congressional testimony that anyone with sufficient intelligence and means “can beat the draft” as it currently functions.
Air pollution from sulphur oxides often exceeds safe levels in virtually all major American cities and many smaller ones, a Government report declared. The report of more than 260 pages was the first nationwide treatment of the subject by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
Sea Harrier XZ 499 of No 800 Naval Air Squadron takes off from the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes for Combat Air Patrol. The two aircraft on either side are GR 3 Harriers of No 1 (F) Squadron RAF. HMS Hermes was the Flagship of the British Task Force.