The Air War: Events and Key Operations


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What was the strategic rationale for Operation Rolling Thunder?

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1. Why did Operation Rolling Thunder fail to achieve its main objective, which was to end the war in Vietnam?

2. Which of the following was an air operation in Laos?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combination will test what you know about the air war in Vietnam. During the quiz, you will be tested on the objectives of the United States and President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Name of the United States air campaign
  • Jelly-like substance made of gasoline and acid
  • Air operation in Laos

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the air war in Vietnam
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the air operation in Laos
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the actions of President Johnson and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To understand more about this topic, look at the lesson The Air War: Events and Key Operations. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details President Johnson ordering the air strikes
  • Explains Operation Iron Hand
  • Covers Operation Bolo
  • Explores its impact on the Vietnam War