The War: Showdown at Khe Sanh

Despite North Korea's obvious attempt to win prestige through belligerence, many in the top echelons of U.S. government felt that the hijacking of the Pueblo had an ominous connection with the war in Viet Nam. As the London Economist observed: "The North Koreans are trying to divert American attention from what could be a decisive battle in Viet Nam." That battle, shaping up around the U.S. Marine base of Khe Sanh in South Viet Nam's northwest corner, could be the biggest of the war. The Communists would not only like to distract...

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