What technology was used in the vietnam war?
1. The B52 was used in war for the first time.
2. The wire guided anti-tank missiles; SAGGER & TOW were used for the first time in war.
3. UAVs flew over 5,000 combat missions (mostly Ryan Firebees/Fireflies).
4. The first aluminum (steel gun/turret) swimming tank firing totally combustible shells was used for the first time in combat; the M551 Sheridan tank.
There are many reasons that pushed the US deeper into the Vietnam War that surprised many political scientists and historians. The policies of President Lyndon Johnson were not created in a vacuum. The US Congress seemed all to eager to leave the war's details to the executive branch. This, however, was not a rogue president in action.Many observers believed that the revolution in the technology of war increased the premium placed on the capacity for…
The technology of satellite use became available to news reporters during that time, and the news media had nearly unlimited access to the combat action. As a result, the Vietnam War was the first conflict in which the horrors of war were seen in American homes hours after happening. Because of the often graphic reports on televisions, the U.S. understanding of the conflict in Vietnam began to turn negatively.