The retaliation strike was labeled "Operation Rolling ThunderaE, which lived up to its name consisting of full fledged bombing runs on North Vietnam. These runs later became more limited and ground involvement moved the conflict into millions of homes across the United States. This in turn made the war a problem that trouble families and effected everyday living and the aspects associated with it. To most before ground involvement the war had been a thing in the news, but now it became a heart felt issue.
American economy was bustling with the wartime productions going to Vietnam, but there was a problem with this; the more bombs America sent to Vietnam to be dropped the more other countries of the world looked to the U.S. with distaste and with increasing hostility. Not only did these countries begin to expel the U.S. Peace Corps members in its country but France ordered NATO off of its soil for suspicion. These economic problems were accompanied by loss of exports to these countries as well. Once again America was overproducing itself.
Politically LBJ was beginning to lose suppor