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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

NIXON’S TRIDENT: NAVAL POWER IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

This new book available from the U.S. Government Printing Office focuses on naval air power during the final years of the Vietnam War (1968-1972). For much of this period, Navy aircraft sought to hamper the flow of supplies down the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos, a huge investment in air power resources that ultimately proved fruitless. After North Vietnam's invasion of the South in 1972, however, Navy tactical aviation, as well as naval gunfire support, proved critical not only in blunting the offensive but also in persuading North Vietnam to accept a peace agreement in Paris in 1973:

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