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Ho Chi Minh trail

The Ho Chi Minh trail was a road built from North Vietnam to South Vietnam through the neighboring countries of Laos and Cambodia to provide logistical support to the Viet Cong and the NVA during the Vietnam War. The name is after that of a revolution leader, Ho Chi Minh.

Due to political considerations in the United States, no effort was made to block the Ho Chi Minh trail using ground forces. Extensive efforts at air attack did not prevent the North Vietnamese from moving hundreds of tons per day of war supplies down the Ho Chi Minh trail to the south.

See also Vietnam war guerrilla warfare



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