Nixon’s Trident: Naval Power in Southeast Asia, 1968-1972 (U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War)

Nixon’s Trident: Naval Power in Southeast Asia, 1968-1972 (U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War) by John Darrell Sherwood epub pdf fb2

Title: Nixon’s Trident: Naval Power in Southeast Asia, 1968-1972 (U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War)
Author: John Darrell Sherwood
ISBN10: 0945274580
ISBN13: 978-0945274582
Publisher: Dept. of the Navy (July 22, 2009)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
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Nixon’s Trident: Naval Power in Southeast Asia, 1968-1972 (U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War) by John Darrell Sherwood


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This commemoration booklet focuses on naval air power during the final years of the Vietnam War. 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 arrive at a peace agreement in Paris in1973. The Navy’s forward presence saved the day in 1972 and allowed President Nixon to finally achieve “peace with honor.”