The U.S. Air Force Couldn't Stop South Vietnam’s Defeat
The National Interest -

Michael Peck

Vietnam War, Asia

South Vietnam's army was not up to the task of facing the North alone.

Here's What You Need to Know: South Vietnam was simply outmatched.

(This article first appeared in 2017.)

Had it not been for the U.S. Air Force and Navy, the Vietnam War might have ended in the spring of 1972 with North Vietnamese tanks in the streets of Saigon.

It was forty-five years ago, on March 30, 1972, that fourteen North Vietnamese divisions backed by more than three hundred tanks...

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