Why Việt Nam isn’t talking about 1968

Ngọc Đại, a 23-year-old soldier in the People’s Army of Việt Nam, was fighting the Americans near the besieged Khe Sanh combat base when his unit received elating orders. They were to emerge from the jungle, “liberate” the old imperial capital of Huế in central Việt Nam and stir up a nationwide popular uprising. It …

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