Lead: The urban offensive during the Tet holiday in 1968 revealed serious miscalculations. Some were North Vietnamese. Some were American.

                 Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

               Content: By 1967 the second war in Vietnam was not going well for the communists. The regime in Saigon was not that popular. Its support was tepid but it had a very powerful ally in the United States. President Johnson, determined not to lose another country to communism, had committed large numbers of combat troops to the theater. Neither Viet Cong nor North Vietnamese regular troops could compete with U.S. military firepower, mobility or logistical support.