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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 WEAPONS of WAR ~ Vietnam ~ - First deployed in for jungle warfare in Vietnam in 1963- By 1969 it was the military standard in Vietnam- Known for incredible reliability, accuracy, and toughness as it was thrown around the jungle - First used by US in 1961 with the start of Operation Ranch Hand -The U.S. sprayed more than 19 million gallons of herbicides over 4.5 million acres of land in Vietnam from 1961 to 1972 M16A1 -It was later revealed to cause serious health issuesincluding tumors, birth defects, rashes, psychological symptoms and canceramong returning U.S. servicemen and their families as well as among the Vietnamese population. Rolling Thunder -The Operation Rolling Thunder bombing campaign began on March 2, 1965, partly in response to a Viet Cong attack on a U.S. air base at Pleiku. -The sustained bombing of North Vietnam lasted for more than three years, with occasional brief interruptions. Johnson finally halted the campaign on October 31, 1968 - - By the time the last American combat troops left Vietnam in 1973, the U.S. military had dropped some 4.6 million tons of bombs on Vietnam, destroying a large percentage of the nations towns and villages and killing an estimated 2 million Vietnamese. Agent Orange
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