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Operation Vulture

Operation Vulture was the name of a plan for American intervention against the communist Viet Minh to aid French forces trapped at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Operation Vulture called for extensive raids by dozens of American Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers and other aircraft and the possible use of up to three nuclear weapons. President Dwight D. Eisenhower considered the risks associated with the execution of Operation Vulture and decided against its implementation.



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