February 22, 2014
Ten years ago in Vietnam, I made a stop at the Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City. During the Vietnam War, the tunnels formed a network of military strongholds that housed up to 16,000 Viet Minh for months at a time. Only 6,000 survived the relentless bombing. Some put the figure at much less. Thousands of civilians also died in the vicinity.