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Rolling Thunder 1965-68

Rolling Thunder 1965-68 Book Review

By Rachel E. Veres

Date of Review April 2018 Title Rolling Thunder 1965-68
Author Richard P. Hallion Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2018 ISBN 9781472823205
Format 96 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $20.00


Following a succinct introduction and chronology, author Richard P. Hallion examines President Lyndon Johnson's still controversial four-year air war campaign against North Vietnam in Rolling Thunder 1965-68 – third in Osprey Publishing's "Air Campaign" series.

Attempts by brave USAF, Navy and Marine Corps pilots were continuously undercut and stymied by strategic shortsightedness, extensive political interference and technological deficiencies within America's military.

Despite its failure, Operation Rolling Thunder influenced US revitalization in fighter design, pilot training and military professionalism in the 1970s.

Further reading recommendations and an index conclude this publication.

Over 50 historical photographs, tables, campaign maps and artwork by Adam Tooby supplement the Hallion's narrative.

My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!