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A Vietcong suspect captured by the US 25th Division north of Parrots Beak, squats blindfolded behind a barbed wire enclosure, 1969.

Parrots Beak is a region of mainly dense jungle in southeast Cambodia, but stretching into South Vietnam, 65 Kilometers (forty miles) west of Saigon. The Vietcong and NVA frequently used this region to set up their base camps and staging areas. When President Johnson refused permission to attack these areas, the US Army sent out clandestine missions anyway. In 1969, Nixon ordered massive bombings of the area, but failed to stop the communists from using it is a staging area.

Viet Cong POW