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Rolling Thunder 1965-68: Vietnam's Most Controversial Air Campaign

(Osprey Air Campaign #3)

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The bombing campaign that was meant to keep South Vietnam secure, Rolling Thunder became a byword for pointless, ineffective brutality, and was a key factor in America's Vietnam defeat. But in its failures, Rolling Thunder was one of the most influential air campaigns of the Cold War. It spurred a renaissance in US air power and the development of an excellent new genera ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published February 20th 2018 by Osprey Publishing (UK)
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Luka Novak
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While this is new series for Osprey you can see that it relies heavily on platform established by their campaign series. It's quite broad and pretty shallow so don't expect detailed analysis of campaign. It's a good overall view that tries to cover main points from both sides, naturally heavily tilted toward US side. The main issue for me was tha tit kept saying "this was where US messed up but did right in Linebacker and/or Desert Storm". Stick to the subject if you please.....

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