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"Almost everything in the war was part of an operation that had a specific objective -- Operation This-or-That. I will give you the operation name and you pick the objective. The time frame is 1965-1975."
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What was Operation Lam Son 719/Dewey Canyon Two (II)?
Invasion of Laos by South Vietnamese forces
Invasion of Cambodia to attack NVA sanctuaries
B-52 bomber defense of Khe Sanh
Supply distribution from facilities at Cam Rahn Bay
What was Operation Game Warden?
Missions to drive VC in large scale ambushes
Efforts to protect troops on patrol from wildlife
Interdiction of VC supplies in Mekong Delta area
Moving villagers into protected areas
What was Operation Rolling Thunder?
Efforts to better predict monsoon storms that affected bombing missions
Bombing campaign against North Vietnam ordered by President Johnson
A series of Bob Hope shows with a hard rock band from the US
Multiple artillery barrages on pre-selected targets
What was Operation Niagara?
Air and artillery defense of Khe Sanh during the TET Offensive
Riverine efforts to interdict VC supplies moving down rivers and canals
Naval missions to harass North Vietnamese coastal installations
Efforts to fight sexual diseases in GI frequented brothels
What was Operation Cedar Falls?
A pacification effort in the villages of South Vietnam
Clearing VC from small towns after the TET offensive
An effort to push the VC out of the Iron Triangle
Navy SEAL operation at the Michellin rubber plantation
What was Operation End Sweep?
Air Force program of doing quickly paced bombing missions on the same target
Efforts to come up behind NVA troops coming down the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Clearing of US mines from Vietnam's waterways by the US Navy
Stopping draft dodgers heading for Canada
What was Operation Toan Thang 42?
The incursion of Cambodia by US and ARVN forces
A special forces effort to snatch high ranking NVA officers
An army effort to destroy the VC tunnels at Cu Chi
A military police effort to shut down the 42 worst brothels in Saigon
What was Operation Frequent Wind?
G.I. slang for what happened in the officer latrines
Ongoing effort to improve weather prediction for pilots
Evacuation of Americans from Saigon in April 1975
Bombing missions in Cambodia in support of the US and ARVN invasion
What was Operation Ranch Hand?
Large scale effort to drive VC into ambush sites
Air Force defoliation efforts using Agent Orange
Clearing vegetation around US bases with large plows
Special Forces reconnaissance of the Ho Chi Minh Trail
What was Operation Starlite?
Development program to develop night vision googles
A 1965 Marine effort to destroy a VC regiment in Quang Tri Province
Training troops to navigate by stars
Night time aerial reconnaissance
What was Operation Steel Tiger?
An operation that set a three prong trap for the VC in the Mekong Delta
An interdiction effort along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the Laos panhandle
An effort to increase security around US airbases
A test of new artillery beehive (flechette) munitions
What was Operation Thunderhead?
The development of an all-weather fighter-bomber
A 1972 mission to locate some POWs that supposedly escaped from a prison near Hanoi
Efforts to develop better waether prediction
Massive B-52 raids on suspect NVA staging areas
What was Operation Homecoming?
The return of US prisoners of war
Medical check-ups of returning GIs by local VA hospitals
Ticker tape parades in New York City after the war ended
Activities by anti-war protesters to harrass returning troops
What was Operation Apache Snow?
Effort to harass NVA base areas in the A Shau
Training rotation for returning troops in cold weather combat in the Colorado Mountains
A Laos covert intelligence gathering by an all Native American Special Forces team
This was not a real operation
What was Operation Babylift?
Removing young and inexperienced soldiers from line units
Effort to provide military transportation for orphanages affected by US bombing
Evacuation of 2000 orphans to the US for adoption
Effort to hold US soldiers financially responsible for their Amerasian children
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