Why did the US bomb Vietnam?

Why did the US bomb Vietnam?

The four objectives of the operation (which evolved over time) were to boost the sagging morale of the Saigon regime in the Republic of Vietnam; to persuade North Vietnam to cease its support for the communist insurgency in South Vietnam without sending ground forces into communist North Vietnam; to destroy North …

Who really won Vietnam War?

Those who argue that the United States won the war point to the fact that the U.S. defeated communist forces during most of Vietnam’s major battles. They also assert that the U.S. overall suffered fewer casualties than its opponents. The U.S. military reported 58,220 American casualties.

When did the US move nuclear weapons to South Vietnam?

WASHINGTON — In one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War, the top American military commander in Saigon activated a plan in 1968 to move nuclear weapons to South Vietnam until he was overruled by President Lyndon B. Johnson, according to recently declassified documents cited in a new history of wartime presidential decisions.

What kind of bombs were used in the Vietnam War?

Guided bombs 1 AGM-62 Walleye 2 BLU-3 Pineapple A BLU-3 Pineapple Cluster Bomblett 3 BLU-18 4 BLU-17/B 5 BLU-26/B 6 BLU-24/B 7 BLU-36/B 8 BLU-66/B 9 BLU-59/B 10 BLU-61A/B

Why did the US not use nuclear bombs in Vietnam?

Says historian Alex Wellerstein, “Since World War II, the US has the strongest interest in not breaking the ‘nuclear taboo’ because once nukes start becoming normalized, the US usually stands to lose the most, or at least a lot.” U.S. nuclear strikes in Vietnam might have compelled the USSR and/or China to respond.

What kind of planes were used in the Vietnam War?

The North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco reconnaissance craft could also be used for bombing. This vast variety of ground attack aircraft used a large number of bombs. Frankum, R. B. Like Rolling Thunder: The Air War in Vietnam, 1964–1975, 2005 ISBN 0-7425-4302-1 World Book, Inc. (ed.) The World Book Encyclopedia, 2000 ISBN 0-7166-0100-1