[Vietnam War] In a curious ending to a bizarre conflict, American troops boarded jets under the watchful eyes of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong observers in Saigon.Vietnam War North Vietnamese curious ending bizarre conflict troops boarded jets Viet Cong observers Saigon.
After the fall of Saigon in 1973, the US military got out of Vietnam faster than you can say “Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now.” One of the strangest things about their departure was how it was so heartily supported by the Viet Cong - the very people who the US had been fighting up until then.
Rather than risk escalating a war that was ostensibly over, the North Vietnamese were happy to see the US troops go, and they essentially counted troops to make sure no one was sticking around to continue some kind of shadow war. It was truly a bizarre end to a bizarre war.
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