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Title: Khe Sanh

Voice: The Battle of Khe Sanh stands in stark contrast to the previous examples of the ineffective application of airpower. Khe Sanh was a U.S. Marine Corps fire support base in northern South Vietnam surrounded by mountains and dense jungle. It was the starting point for long-range search and destroy and reconnaissance patrols. For all practical purposes, Khe Sanh was totally dependent upon air support for its existence. In the fall of 1967, the North Vietnamese Army surrounded the Khe Sanh encampment of 6,000 Marines with 15 to 20,000 troops. To North Vietnamese General Giap, Khe Sanh was a politically significant target. Giap decided Khe Sanh would be the pivotal battle that would drive the Americans out of South Vietnam much like Dien Bien Phu had driven out the French in 1954.

Action: Screen begins with a map of Vietnam on the right side of screen. Khe Sanh is indicated on the map just below the border between North and South Vietnam. The following text is shown on the left side of the screen as mentioned in the narration:

Action: One-third of the way through the narration, a small picture of a soldier in Vietnam is shown slightly overlapping the map in the ottom right corner. Shortly after the second bullet is shown, a picture of North Vietnamese General Giap is shown overlaying the upper portion of the map.

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