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- Vietnam War : A post-colonial independence/Cold War conflict between communist North Vietnam against South Vietnam, assisted by the United States (1955-1975), to unify Vietnam; won by North Vietnam in 1975.
- Gulf of Tonkin incident : An incident or incidents between U.S. and North Vietnamese naval forces in August 1964, the details of which remain unclear to both sides; perceived as an attack on U.S. forces and used by Lyndon B. Johnson to obtain the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution authorizing large-scale combat involvement in the Vietnam War
- Operation ROLLING THUNDER : Initial sustained U.S. air campaign against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), based on a controversial model of retaliation and gradually increasing pressure rather than a short and intense campaign intended to destroy, not dissuade and punish
- Operation LINEBACKER I : A U.S. bombing campaign targeted against the specific North Vietnamese infrastructure of the Ho Chi Minh trail, with the operational-level goal of interrupting the supply line to People's Army of Viet Nam conventional troops in the South.
- Operation LINEBACKER II : The most intense air campaign of the Vietnam War, directed against North Vietnam to force it back to the Paris Peace Talks; a peace agreement was signed one month after the start of the 11 days of attacks
- ARC LIGHT : Code name for use of B-52 bombers to deliver very large amounts of conventional bombs to targets in South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War; the term has become generic for large-volume bomb drops against targets without significant air defenses
- Air campaigns in Cambodia and Laos : U.S. military air operations, both overt and covert, over Cambodia and Laos; some before and most during the 1962-1972 Vietnam War
- Seventh Air Force : Add brief definition or description
- United States Seventh Fleet : The forward-deployed forces of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps that operate in the western Pacific Ocean; a major operating command under United States Pacific Command
- Strategic Air Command : A former major headquarters of the United States Air Force, whose planning and contingency operations are now part of United States Strategic Command, while its aircraft readiness is under Air Combat Command and its missile readiness under Air Force Space Command
- United States Pacific Command : The U.S. Unified Combatant Command, headquartered in Hawaii, and responsible for the Pacific and East Asia
- MACV-SOG : The U.S. organization responsible for covert operations against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, as well as related cross-border operations from South Vietnam into Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam War; the abbreviation had an unclassified cover meaning, but was actually the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Special Operations Group