How Many Bombs Were Dropped on Vietnam?

The USA used bombing frequently in the Vietnam War and while it improved their chances of eliminating some of their elleusive opponents it also had terrible costs.

The landscape of Vietnam was torn up without concern for the country’s future that the USA was supposedly the to protect. Worse still the imprecise and indiscriminate nature of bombing campaigns civilian casualties were common place. For more background to this graph see the Visual History of the Vietnam War.

Ordinance Dropped by the USA in Short Tons

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