August 22, 1967 : Graduated bombing policy condemned

Introduction

Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General John P. McConnell, states before a Senate Subcommittee that adopting a graduated bombing policy in North Vietnam was a mistake. Three days later, Secretary of Defense McNamara admitted that the bombing of North Vietnam had not materially affected Hanoi’s “warmaking capability.”

Article Details:

August 22, 1967 : Graduated bombing policy condemned

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 22, 1967 : Graduated bombing policy condemned

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/graduated-bombing-policy-condemned

  • Access Date

    October 19, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks