By Wayne Thompson,Richard P. Hallion
Drawing upon 20 years of study in labeled files, Wayne Thompson integrates operational, political, and private aspect to give an entire heritage of the Air strength position within the battle opposed to North Vietnam. He presents an unheard of view of the motivations and activities of the folk involved—from aircrews to generals to politicians—in each part of the air campaigns. He outlines, for example, the political purposes for President Johnson's reluctance to exploit B-52 bombers opposed to significant North Vietnamese ambitions. He additionally examines how the media encouraged US coverage and the way US prisoners grew to become the war's so much celebrated heroes.
The battle in Southeast Asia finally driven the Air strength towards adopting extra versatile strategies and incorporating more and more subtle guns that will form later conflicts.
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To Hanoi and Back: The U.S. Air Force and North Vietnam, 1966-1973 by Wayne Thompson,Richard P. Hallion