South Viet Nam: Bombsight & Hindsight At the O.K. Corral

In Viet Nam's vicious war, the U.S.

has employed just about every weapon in the book, from bowie knives to bombs that hurl darts, in an attempt to wipe out the Viet Cong guerrillas. But few expected to see the weapon that was called in last week. It was the B-52 Stratofortress, that eight-jet colossus of the Strategic Air Command whose normal function is toting H-bombs round the world in constant cold war vigilance against attack on the U.S. On this mission, the Stratoforts—30 of them—carried conventional bombs and the seeds of a...

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