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Landmines: America's secret weapon in Vietnam


SUMMARY: During the Vietnam War the land mine was responsible for large numbers of casualties among both military and civilian personnel. Both the U.S. and South Vietnamese forces, as well as the communist North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong insurgency, deployed millions of mines for various purposes, including anti-tank mines for disabling or destroying armored vehicles and anti-personnel mines that were designed to disable or kill enemy soldiers.

 Read more from The National Interest.

Published: Monday, February 17, 2020

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2020

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