South Viet Nam: Target: SAM

By day and by night warplanes swept over the countryside, in the kind of effort the U.S. hoped would make the Communists talk peace. Over North Viet Nam, Air Force and Navy jets flew 1,030 sorties in twelve days. Combined with another 2,600 missions against Viet Cong positions in the south, it was probably the greatest show of airpower since World War II.

Three days of repeated raids took out the Ban Thach hydroelectric plant 80 miles south of Hanoi. Since the plant was of obvious value to Ho Chi Minh's military organization, its destruction did not mean that the U.S....

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