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Daemon
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Battle of Khe Sanh Begins (1968)

Located near the demilitarized zone that marked the border between North and South Vietnam, Khe Sanh was the site of a protracted battle during the Vietnam War. It involved months of near-constant artillery attacks on the local US Marine base, matched by a bombing barrage of surrounding areas by US planes. The US forces retained the base but gained no advantage, and both sides suffered heavy casualties. Why do some historians believe the North Vietnamese never intended to capture the base? More...
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Battle of Khe Sanh Begins (1968)
Located near the demilitarized zone that marked the border between North and South Vietnam, Khe Sanh was the site of a protracted battle during the Vietnam War. It involved months of near-constant artillery attacks on the local US Marine base, matched by a bombing barrage of surrounding areas by US planes. The US forces retained the base but gained no advantage, and both sides suffered heavy casualties.
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That despicable North Vietnamese regime should have been obliterated and been prevented from overtaking the South Vietnam at any rate.
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ChristopherJohnson wrote:
That despicable North Vietnamese regime should have been obliterated and been prevented from overtaking the South Vietnam at any rate.


How? Was that not one of the goals? But the US couldn't accomplish it. For a moment nuking 'em was even considered and, fortunately, discarded.
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KenO wrote:
ChristopherJohnson wrote:
That despicable North Vietnamese regime should have been obliterated and been prevented from overtaking the South Vietnam at any rate.


How? Was that not one of the goals? But the US couldn't accomplish it. For a moment nuking 'em was even considered and, fortunately, discarded.


How?? It would have been easy!! But our President was a coward (Lyndon B. Johnson). He tied our hands and wouldn't allow us to do what we were capable of doing, and in the end surrendered (50,000 dead and over 300,00 maimed -- for nothing!). He was frightened by the Chinese and tried to do the same as was done in Korea. How'd that work out? Idiot.

I was there in '68 for the Tet Offensive. It was a going-away present for me as I returned to the States soon after it ended. One day in combat theater, next day home, with no decompression time. Good job. Okay, that's enough. Have to stop here.




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