Phy- Your stupid grunt upbringing shows. A carrier off coast of China is very vulnerable to air attack and the only standoff defense they have is CAP Combat Air Patrol with an all-weather nite fighter in the air and 2 others on the cat ready for launch.We happened to be only nite fighter squadron and there was no choice but keep a CAP up all nite until dawn when F8s can resume defense.Don't think you have the Right Stuff. Check 6
Plute, Not only are you a dork, you are a dumb dork. Do you really think that the 57,000 Americans killed during Viet Nam, protected America from being taken over by the communist? Those ships out there did diddly poo. Phy
Phy, If you look at the maps of the area you will note that baking up Marines and Army infantry from the Tan Son NhutAFB area to the north while having the "worthless ships" your words I think)in the S. China sea makes perfect strat. sense. Recon aircraft from Marines, Navy, Army choppers and lest we forget Air America made up a very intresting overview of the action of our enemy on the ground. The take away I am told was that we could not win the Vietnam War going at it the way we did! I think a fellow named Gen. Louis Walt, USMC told LBJ just that, it pissed the stupid bastard off so more troops bought the farm & so it goes! Same same in Iraq- Dingy dhou- stupid deal! O.