Sihanouk Allows Pursuit of Vietcong into Cambodia

North Vietnamese Launch Tet Offensive:  In a show of military might that catches the US military off guard, North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces sweep down upon several key cities and provinces in South Vietnam, including its capital, Saigon.  Within days, American forces turn back the onslaught and recapture most areas.  From a military point of view, Tet is a huge defeat for the Communists but turns out to be a political and psychological victory.  The US military’s assessment of the war is questioned and the “end of the tunnel” seems very far off. Extend page.