While journalists mocked the military press briefings detailing enemy body counts as mere farce, the post-war examination of the numbers showed them to be more accurate than the press clippings from the era. The attack proved a military victory, killed far fewer innocents than previous air campaigns in past wars and made the North Vietnamese capitulate at the Paris peace talks.
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