The air war s inauguration with the nickname Rolling Thunder followed an eleven-year American effort to induce .
The air war s inauguration with the nickname Rolling Thunder followed an eleven-year American effort to induce communist North Vietnam to sign a peace treaty without openly attacking its territory. Thus, Rolling Thunder was a new military program in what had been a relatively low-key attempt by the United States to win the war within South Vietnam against insurgent communist Viet Cong forces, aided and abetted by the north. The Flaming Dart strikes were carried out against North Vietnam in February 1965 as the precursors to a regular, albeit limited, Rolling Thunder air program launched the following month.
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Gradual Failure - Jacob Van Staaveren. To join our mailing list for new titles or for issues with our books – picklepublishingl. Jacob Van Staaveren (1917-1999) served as a historian for over twenty years with the Air Force history program, both in Washington and in the field. degree from Linfield College, Oregon, and an . in history from the University of Chicago.
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Van Staaveren effectively captures the thoughts of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Gen Earle G. Wheeler (then the chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff), and other prominent leaders and political figures. The author's discussion of the attacks against North Vietnamese surface-to-air (SAM) missiles in 1966 is particularly striking. He addresses both the initial indecisiveness of American civilian leaders with regard to striking the SAMs and the subsequent limitations they placed on Air Force and Navy aircrews who targeted the missiles.
Jacob Van Staaveren wrote this book in the 1970s near the end of his distinguished government service . Now this volume on the air war in North Vietnam has also been declassified and is being published for the first time
Jacob Van Staaveren wrote this book in the 1970s near the end of his distinguished government service, which began during the occupation of Japan; the University of Washington Press published his book on that experience in 1995. He was an Air Force historian in Korea during the Korean War, and he began to write about the Vietnam War while it was still being fought. Now this volume on the air war in North Vietnam has also been declassified and is being published for the first time.
Air Force History and Museums Program, 2002. The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia.
Gradual Failure: The Air. has been added to your Cart. Van Staaveren wrote this book in the 1970s. A rigorous, fair, well-written, and scathing analysis of the air war, its effects, and the enemy's reactions. There are many deep lessons here. He was an USAF historian & began to write about the Vietnam War while it was still being fought. This volume has been declassified, & is being published for the first time. Civilian-military "partnership" at its worst.
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