The War for the Ho Chi Minh Trail
The Ho Chi Minh Trail was a major line of communication stretching from North to South Vietnam, and through Laos during the Vietnam War. In this analysis, the author evaluates the proposal that the United States should have used ground forces in Laos to block this route. The author provides background information for the Ho Chi Minh Trail, such as political and strategic considerations, and US military actions which were applied against the trail network. Studying the military feasibility of an interdiction effort on the ground, the author concludes the US was physically capable of mounting an operation in Laos to block the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Feasible it may have been, but should it have been done? That is the question the author answers in this well written and well sourced book.
- Paperback | 126 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.37mm | 244.94g
- 04 Jun 1993
- United States
- black & white illustrations