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Vietnam War/Related Articles

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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Vietnam War.
See also changes related to Vietnam War, or pages that link to Vietnam War or to this page or whose text contains "Vietnam War".

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Non-communist Vietnamese


Communist Vietnamese



  • Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang [r]: One of the two nationalist parties opposing French colonial rule in Indochina, the other being its ultimate rival, the Vietnamese Communist Party. Purged from North Vietnam. [e]

Other related topics

  • Air assault [r]: Military operations in which infantry are carried by aircraft onto, or very near, the target, or by parachuting. The aircraft may be helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft, short-landing transports, or, historically, gliders. [e]




Code words

  • BARREL ROLL: Covert bombing campaign against the Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Operation Bolo [r]: An offensive counter-air operation, sometimes called a fighter sweep, in which a formation of aircraft, looking like bombers and escorts, flew into North Vietnam to invite fighter attack; the attackers discovered that the "bombers" were actually air superiority fighters [e]
  • DESOTO: Patrols, off the coast of North Vietnam, with one or more destroyers with a signal intelligence intercept van temporarily mounted on deck
  • MARKET TIME: naval patrol operations against supplies and personnel being landed along the cost
  • ROLLING THUNDER: incremental bombing campaign against the North
  • ROLLING THUNDER II: intense bombing campaign, in 1972, intended to force the North back to the conference table