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Controversy aside, there is little question that the North Vietnamese
committed considerable resources to the battle and that their units
fought hard in what appeared to have been a major effort. The U.S. and
South Vietnamese defenders of the Khe Sanh Combat Base surrounded and
outnumbered, nevertheless, with the use of extensive supporting arms
skillfully fought a difficult battle against a resolute enemy until
the siege was lifted in Operation Pegasus. By any accounting, Pegasus
regained the initiative for III MAF forces in northwestern Quang Tri
Province.




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