Most attacks centered around military targets near Saigon and Da Nang and were quickly beaten off, although the U.S. suffered heavy casualties. Some speculate that the attacks were mounted to test the will of the new U.S. President Richard Nixon who retaliated by secretly bombing Communist sanctuaries in Cambodia the following month.
Numerous U.S. bases were breached, ranging in size from the huge Long Binh Army Depot near Bien Hoa to Oasis LZ. These attacks were all beaten back but did inflict casualties and reinforced the fact that Communist forces were able to mount attacks at will.
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