This episode is the final part of our examination of Operation Lam Son 719. We will see how the North Vietnamese reacted with a vengeance against the incursion into the Kingdom of Laos by of the South Vietnamese. The South Vietnamese were beaten badly primarily due to a lack of capable and wise leadership at all levels.
We also look at the aftermath of this operation where both sides declare victory. Sadly, it was the cause of much loss of men and material for dubious victory claims.