Vietnam 1968: The year it all went to hell

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 23, 2018

For years the American brass had dreamed of finding a way to draw Viet Cong guerrillas and the North Vietnamese regulars into big head-on fights, where overwhelming U.S. firepower could decimate their ranks and force the Communists into peace talks on American terms.

The generals got what they wanted in late January 1968.