Bomb the Bastards!

November 28, 1964 – The National Security Council recommends to President Johnson a gradual bombing campaign of North Vietnam.  The purpose of this bombing was three-fold:  to boost South Vietnamese morale, to cut down infiltration of Communist troops from the north, and to force Hanoi to stop its support of the insurgency in South Vietnam.  The bombing campaign, code-named Rolling Thunder, began in March 1965 and lasted through October 1968.

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