Vietnam War, Operation Rolling Thunder, 1965-1968

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Vietnam War, Operation Rolling Thunder, 1965-1968 Chapter 1 Introduction Operation Rolling Thunder was a frequently interrupted bombing campaign that began on February 24, 1965 and continued until the end of October 1968. During this period U.S. Air Force and Navy aircraft engaged in a bombing campaign designed to force Ho chi Minh to abandon his ambition to take over South Vietnam. The operation began primarily as a diplomatic signal to impress Hanoi with America's determination. Warning the North …

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