NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
11th March, 1965 : American and South Vietnamese war-planes struck at North Vietnam today, blasting two barrack-areas believed to be used as transit depots for Viet-Cong guerrillas who have been coming south to attack American installations. The official explanation for the air raids was that they were launched to counter “continued acts of aggression by Communist Viet Cong under the direction and with the support of Hanoi”. Altogether six targets were bombed and machine gunned by 150 fighter-bombers, flying at little more than roof-top height. They left the barracks burning.
[ Too little, too late ]