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Were napalm bombs used in the Vietnam War?

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Answered 2011-08-30 15:30:33

Napalm was used in the Vietnam War.

Operation Rolling Thunder was backed up by the phosphorous and napalm bombs

It caused a great deal suffering in Vietnam giving many innocent civilians dreadful burns.

Also, during the Tet Offensive Napalm was used in Khe Sahn in Operation Niagra to try to stop the offensive of the NVA on the military compound.

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