Secrets of the Ho Chi Minh Trail

The LBJ Hearings

In early February of 1966 president Johnson found himself at the helm of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Johnson and his generals would have to explain the war to the nation. This shook Johnson to his core.


Source: (Left) General Giap visits troops stationed at the infamous Phu La Nic pass, which was a natural choke point and hit extremely hard by bombing. (Right) This photo is taken just up the hill from where the photo to the (Left) was taken.

To distract from the hearings, Johnson decided to hold a military conference in Honolulu with allied forces. What the Senate did not know though are the covert operations that would begin on the day of the Senate hearings.

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