Parrot's Beak, Cambodia

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Map of the Cambodian Incursion, showing the Parrot’s Beak to the lower left.

Parrot’s Beak 11°02′15.3″N 106°00′35″E / 11.037583°N 106.00972°E / 11.037583; 106.00972 (Parrot’s Beak, Cambodia) was the name given to a salient of Svay Rieng Province, southeast Cambodia that protrudes into Hậu Nghĩa and Kien Tuong Provinces, Vietnam, approximately 65 km northwest of Saigon.[1]

During the Vietnam War the Parrot’s Beak was a base and rest area for the North Vietnamese Army and the Vietcong and one of the terminus points of the Ho Chi Minh Trail/Sihanouk Trail. The NVA established Base Areas 367 and 706 in the Parrot’s Beak.[2]

On 30 April 1970, the Parrot’s Beak was attacked by US and ARVN forces during the Cambodian Incursion.

The Parrot’s Beak was seized by the Vietnam People's Army during their retaliatory attack against the Khmer Rouge in December 1977/January 1978 as part of the border hostilities that triggered the Cambodian-Vietnamese War [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kissinger, Henry (2003). Ending the Vietnam War: A history of America’s involvement in and extraction from the Vietnam War. Simon & Schuster. p. 153. ISBN 978-0-7432-4577-7. 
  2. ^ "NSA Cryptologic History Series, Focus on Cambodia". National Security Agency. January 1974. 
  3. ^ "The Two Hands of Hanoi". Time Magazine. 23 January 1978. 

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