The 77 Day Siege at Khe Sanh
The Siege at Khe Sanh was a culmination of political and tactical ingredients. Both sides wanted this small plateau in the Northwest corner of the Quang Tri province. It was the Northwestern most outpost south of the I Corps Tactical Zone. American Marines, Army Artillery/Special Forces, Air Force Bombers and Fighters, and Naval
Fighters all played serious roles in the eventual victory at Khe Sanh in April of 1968.
South Vietnamese regular and irregular forces also played vital roles in the defense of Khe Sanh. The real question is why did the American Forces led by General William Westmoreland, find it necessary to hold that plateau in an almost wholly uninhabited area? …
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