The air attack on North Vietnam began on 2 March 1965 and was sustained until 1 November 1968 as Operation Rolling Thunder by the 7th US Air Force, the Republic of Vietnam Air Force, the US Navy and the CIA's Air America.
what was the first extensive u.s. bombing of north vietnam
It sustained bombing in north Vietnam
Strategic bombing of the North; Tactical bombing in South Vietnam. Covert bombing in Laos/Cambodia.
Vietnamization Bombing North Vietnam
LBJ commenced his bombing campaigns over the North with Rolling Thunder in 1965.
He stopped the bombing of North Vietnam.
Bombing North Vietnam
LBJ was the first US president to send conventional combat troops to RVN and the first president to begin openly bombing North Vietnam.
If the North didn't want to talk at the peace table, bombing missions over the North Vietnam were stepped up. If the North conducted large offensive operations in South Vietnam, more bombing. If the North hinted they might want to talk, the bombing might be suspended for awhile.
The direct bombing of North Vietnam and open warfare between the US and North Vietnam.
Strategic bombing was conducted over North Vietnam; tactical bombing was conducted in South Vietnam; Secret bombings were conducted in Laos and Cambodia.
Lyndon B. Johnson
The Tonkin Gulf Incident(s).
The US. Only the US was bombing North Vietnam. Although American and Australian men 'o war were bombarding North Vietnam along their coastline.
LBJ started the bombing by attacking North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boat bases in North Vietnam; in retaliation for their attacks on US Navy destroyers in the Tonkin Gulf in August 1964.
The publication of the Pentagon Papers The people were basically fighting a war for no reason. Ordering the invasion of Cambodia Ordering the bombing of North Vietnam during peace negotiations
We would call a "bombing halt" (temporarily suspend aerial bombing over NORTH Vietnam), as a gesture of good will. Hopefully, the north would come to the peace table to negotiate. If not, the aerial bombing would resume. And it did.
ordering the bombing of North Vietnam during peace negotiations
operation rolling thunder
Bombing the north back to the peace negotiations; which occurred.
Aerial bombing in the North; Search and Destroy in the South.