Operation Rolling Thunder

The Paris Peace accords in 1969 started negotiations to withdraw US troops, but evenas they were walking out with their tails between their legs, they kept up heavy bombardment campaigns using the defoliant Agent Orange, which cause health problems to this day.
Christmas brings to mind many wonderful memories for most of us. But history has bequeathed to some a most awful little two-word phrase blackening those memories like a stain. That phrase is "Christmas bombing."
From Dec. 18 until Dec. 30 in 1972, the United States conducted a campaign of intensive aerial bombing, using massive B-52s, over North Vietnam. In the approximately 4,000 sorties flown in what was termed Operation Linebacker II, American pilots concentrated on the major cities of Hanoi and Haiphong. The missions executed so-called area bombing, never precise or pinpoint. Their goal: To kill as many civilians as possible, from sea to shining sea!

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