War in Vietnam

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What did Operation Rolling Thunder involve?
The bombing of key targets in North Vietnam by US military aircraft
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When was Operation Rolling Thunder ordered?
February 1965
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How many US troops had been sent to Vietnam by 1969?
500,000
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When was the Tet Offensive launched?
January 1968
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What did the Tet Offensive involve?
North Vietnamese troops capturing a number of towns in South Vietnam
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What did the offensive prove to the North Vietnamese?
They could not defeat the Americans by direct attack
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What did the offensive prove to the US?
They would never defeat the Vietcong
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What trail did the Vietcong use to supply their armies?
The Ho Chi Minh Trail
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Which countries did the trail pass through?
Laos and Cambodia
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Why couldn't the Vietcong defeat the US in head-to-head battles?
The US had far superior technology and weaponry
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What type of warfare did the Vietcong use?
Guerrilla warfare
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What strategy did the US use towards the end of the war?
Search and destroy
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