Vietnam: The Endless Abyss

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War Documentary hosted by Walter Boyne, published by Discovery Channel broadcasted as part of DC Wings series in 1997 - English narration

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-- Episode of the 5-part series based on Walter J. Boyne's book "Beyond the Wild Blue: A History of the U.S. Air Force" -- Even as the U.S. and the USSR competed for military dominance in bombers and ICBMs, minor wars broke out all over the world. The most tragic of these wars was in Southeast Asia, where mistaken U.S. foreign policy dragged the country into an Asian ground war. The USAF fought brilliantly with its F-4s, F-105s, B-52s and other aircraft, despite rules of engagement which handicapped it. The 1960s saw a revolution in the raging of war that moved the control of conflicts from the generals to the politicians. Sadly, Vietnam became the testing ground for this new theory. President Lyndon Johnson micro-managed the war in Vietnam on a scale never-before seen. No bomb could be dropped without the direct approval of LBJ, who was quoted as saying: "no one can bomb an outhouse without my approval." In a war where pilots could not fire unless they were first fired-upon – often being killed or shot down and taken prisoner in the process – many in the military felt they were fighting a war with one hand tied behind their back. Poorly-defined war goals and micro-management from Washington brought the Air Force into Vietnam with little hope of success. Despite this, the men and aircraft involved provided a constant air threat and came home with a new vision for the future. Written by Walter Boyne and John Honey ; Produced and Directed by John Honey ; Network USA Production

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L3
Video Bitrate: 1 913 Kbps
Video Resolution: 712x544
Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 224 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 48 min 30 s
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 742 MB
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