What was the outcome of Operation Rolling Thunder in 1965?
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Correspondingly, what was the result of Operation Rolling Thunder?
It was estimated that the damage done to North Vietnam by the bombing raids was $300 million. However, the cost to the US of these raids was estimated at $900 million. Operation Rolling Thunder ended when President Johnson offered its termination as a way of securing the North Vietnamese to a negotiating table.
Similarly, how long did Operation Rolling Thunder last? Bombing was also directed against territory controlled by the NLF in South Vietnam. The plan was for Operation Rolling Thunder to last for eight weeks but it lasted for the next three years. In that time, the US dropped 1 million tons of bombs on Vietnam.
In this manner, what planes were used in Operation Rolling Thunder?
The majority of strikes during Rolling Thunder were launched from four air bases, in Thailand: Korat, Takhli, Udon Thani, and Ubon. The aircraft refueled from aerial tankers over Laos before flying on to their targets in the DRV.
Which president did Operation Rolling Thunder?