Tag Archives: Ho Chi Minh Trail

Hồ Chí Minh Trail

“The Hồ Chí Minh trail (also known in Vietnam as the ‘Trường Sơn trail’) was a logistical system that ran from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) to the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) through the kingdoms of Laos … Continue reading

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A broken promise and ‘the butcher’: Ex-envoy laments U.S. handover of Cambodia

“PARIS – Twelve helicopters, bristling with guns and U.S. Marines, breached the morning horizon and began a daring descent toward Cambodia’s besieged capital. The Americans were rushing in to save them, residents watching the aerial armada believed. But at the … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War Is Not Over

Marines marching in Danang, Vietnam, March 15, 1965 “‘The Vietnam War’ Ken Burns says in a recent interview, ‘was the most important event in American history since World War II.’ But, he explains, it’s also an event that tore the … Continue reading

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How Not to ‘Win Hearts and Minds’

A U.S. infantryman moving Vietnamese civilians from their village northwest of Saigon to protect them during a firefight with Viet Cong snipers. “From the early stages of the Vietnam War, American officials insisted that winning the hearts and minds (yes, … Continue reading

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Battle of Lang Vei

“The Battle of Lang Vei (Vietnamese: Trận Làng Vây) began on the evening of 6 February and concluded during the early hours of 7 February 1968, in Quảng Trị Province, South Vietnam. Towards the end of 1967 the 198th Tank … Continue reading

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What was happening in Cambodia during the Vietnam war?

Child soldier loyal to the Cambodian government standing next to his foxhole. “Cambodia was having it’s own civil war that very closely tied with the Vietnam War. It was fought between the pro American military dictator Lon Nol and the … Continue reading

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Attack on Camp Holloway

Pleiku area and Engineer Hill “The attack on Camp Holloway occurred during the early hours of February 7, 1965, in the early stages of the Vietnam War. Camp Holloway was a helicopter facility constructed by the United States Army near … Continue reading

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