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Battle of Khe Sanh, Pt. 1

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Battle of Khe Sanh, Pt. 1
Between January and April of 1968, the US marine post of Khe Sanh came under heavy fire from North Vietnamese forces. Learn how the US military responded to these attacks, launching an intensive aerial attack, dropping thousands of tonnes of explosives on the areas surrounding Khe Sanh in a bombardment the like of which had never been seen in the history of warfare. Witness the responses of soldiers caught in the siege, and their feelings of anxiety and fear in the face of this lengthy and unpredictable attack. Although the battle of Khe Sanh was eventually won by US forces, was it really a tactical or strategic achievement or simply an accomplished mission?moreless

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