Bombing as a policy tool in Vietnam: effectiveness
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Bombing as a policy tool in Vietnam: effectiveness a staff study based on the Pentagon Papers, study no. 5. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations.

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Statement[By Robert E. Biles]
ContributionsBiles, Robert E.
LC ClassificationsDS557.A65 U58 1972
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 29 p.
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5391968M
LC Control Number72603504

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