American Bombing Strategy and Teaching the Vietnam War

Parker, Chad
October 2004
OAH Magazine of History;Oct2004, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p59
Academic Journal
Asserts that the American bombing strategy in Vietnam from 1965 to 1972 offers a fuller understanding of the many motivations for the nature of U.S. escalation, the changing objectives, and the reasons for American successes and failures. Historian Mark Clodfelter's framework for understanding successive administrations' objectives in Vietnam; Military policies adopted by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon; Class discussion guide for history teachers.


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