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Vietnam & Cold War (1954-1991)

In March 1965, President Johnson launched a three-year campaign of sustained bombing of targets in North Vietnam called Operation Rolling Thunder. This campaign was preceded by deliberate attacks on U.S. military bases and personnel by the Viet Cong, the first attack targeting the U.S. airbase at Bien Hoa in Saigon.

Marines use a flamethrower in April 1951

The Vietnam War was a protracted conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and their allies in the south, known as the Viet Cong, against the government of South Vietnam and its main ally the United States.