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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, May 1979 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD 39 Hanoi gearing for major attack? By JOSEPH B. TREASTER New York Times Service HUE, South Vietnam Sev- eral thousand North Vietnam- ese laborers many of them women have been sent into northwestern South Vietnam to build roads and airfields to move supplies, according to se- nior Americry and South Viet- namese officials. These activities, the officials say, are greatly enhancing the Communists' military capabili- ties in the region in violation of the Paris cease-fire agree- ment and they are taken as clear signs by many that a ma- jor attack is in the offing. The communists' single most ambitious project, the officials say, is an all-weather road that sweeps from the old U.S. ma- rine camp at Khe Sanh near the Laos border, south through the Asliau Valley and then eastward to the outskirts of Danang the second-largest city in South Vietnam. Large stretches of road- have been in use for some- tune in the mountains. The workers are resurfacing and widening these sections and hacking their way through the thick rain forest to forge con- necting links. At the saire time, the labor- er are constructing several smaller roads pushing east- ward toward the government- held lowlands from the main artery and the vast stores of supplies in the Ashau Valley. The laborers are said to be members of the 473D transpor- tation group, which is still believed to have its headquar- ters in Laos. Just how many of these men and women are now working in South Vietnam is not known, but there are be- lieved to be well over a large percentage of them concentrated in the Ashau Valley. The laborers recently finish- ed restoring the runway that the marines had used at Khe Sanh and have begun work on a second strip parallel to it, the officials say. The runways are ideal for propeller-driven military trans- ports which carry both troops and supplies. Intelligence specialists say the roads are from 12 to 30 feet wide and that many are being topped gravel to keep them from washing out in the summer monsoon torrents. Kha Sanh, itself, which the marines clung to through near- ly three months of unrelenting North Vietnamese in 1968 only to abandon it uncere- moniously a few weeks later, is being developed into a major logistical centre by the com- munists. The officials say that the North Vietnamese have install- ed at least a dozen surface-lo- air missiles around Khe Sanh as well as heavy-caliber auto- matic anti-aircraft guns. The United States protested against the presence of four surface-to-air missiles at Khe Sanh in late February and the Communists withdrew them. But a week later, intelligence specialists say, the missiles re- turned and their number has been growing. There have been no subsequent protests. In addition to Khe Sanh, the North Vietnamese are also re- portedly restoring the old Am- erican airfields at Dongha just south of the demilitarized zone, at Aloui and Tabat in the As- hau Valley and at Kham Due, west of Danang. Since the cease-fire in South Vietnam Jan. 28, the North Vietnamese have been able to move freely through the re- gions outside of government control including vast ex- panses of no-man's land without fear of American bombers or heavy artillery bar- rages. An average of 60 to 70 trucks laden with supplies and equip- ment reportedly moved into South Vietnam from Laos and North Vietnam every dav last month. The trucks are still ar- riving at the same rate, offi- cials say, but now most of them are carrying food to last Communist troops through the coming wet season. The trucks rumbled along in clear view of government forces during the day and then turn on their headlights and continue through the night. Continues...with values to help you decorate on your own. 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