(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War

18 Jun 1965 - SF Air Force begins “Operation Arc Light,” a three-year B-52 bombing campaign in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos

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Title

18 Jun 1965 - SF Air Force begins “Operation Arc Light,” a three-year B-52 bombing campaign in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos

Description

The United States Air Force begins “Operation Arc Light,” a three-year B-52 bombing campaign intended to support ground combat operations in Vietnam, on 18 June 1965. Ignoring Cambodia’s neutrality, the U.S. illegally bombs the nation’s countryside due to suspicions that North Vietnamese troops were stationed along the Cambodian-Vietnam border. Laos was also bombed illegally.

Date

1965-06-18

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Citation

“18 Jun 1965 - SF Air Force begins “Operation Arc Light,” a three-year B-52 bombing campaign in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos,” (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, accessed October 24, 2018, http://vietnamwar.neatline-uva.org/items/show/83.