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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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The War in Photographs

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Photo of Soldiers. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.

The photo above shows American GIs approaching a Vietnamese village with some element of caution during a “search and destroy” mission.

Which of the follow explains why the U.S. military ordered such missions during the war?

A

To eliminate Vietcong strongholds thought to be hiding within these South Vietnamese villages.

B

To force North Vietnamese villagers to surrender to the American military.

C

To evacuate the South Vietnamese and re-locate them to prisoner-of-war camps.

D

To clear the village and surrounding areas in preparation for the military’s “carpet-bombing” of the region.

E

To destroy the serious cholera and malaria epidemics that were ravaging both the American military and South Vietnamese population.