One day I read that an attack on an American billet in Saigon had been successfully repulsed.
According to the report what had happened was this. First there had been an explosion. Then a truck had disembarked a load of Vietcong who then set about attacking the US army billet.
This was headlined as a major victory over the Vietcong in Saigon.
The next day there was a small article on the back page correcting this account.
There had indeed been an explosion some distance from the billet caused by the Vietcong although the damage was unspecified. The VC commando who attacked the US army billet was in fact workers. Surprised by the explosion their truck had stopped. The workers had jumped out and run for cover. Coming under fire from the US soldiers they had run away, jumped over a wall and tried to flee.
Guards were of course very jumpy, and there were many such incidents, it was just the reporting of this that I found, if not strange, a little inaccurate.