US tactics in the Vietnam War

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  • Created on: 06-06-11 18:12

a) Bombing: Strategic

Bombing Vietcong targets and North Vietnam achieved some objectives.

  • Vietcong supply lines were disrupted
  • North Vietnam's industry and military production were damaged.
  • Bombing of North Vietnam encouraged the Communist leaders to seek a negotiated end to the war.

Bombing alone could not win the war.

  • The North Vietnamese war effort was  disrupted and slowed down-not stopped. Vietcong supply lines continued to operate ans Sout Vietnamese towns were still attacked.
  • The Vietcong a system of tunnels that bombing did not affect.
  • The cost of the bombing was huge. The communists destroyed approximately 14,000 US and South Vietnamese aircraft.

b) Bombing: chemical weapons

  • Much of the jungle…


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