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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Nixon Launches Opeation Linebacker 1

May 8, 1972
Nixon Launches Opeation Linebacker 1

In response to the ongoing NVA Eastertide Offensive, President Nixon announces Operation Linebacker I, the mining of North Vietnam's harbors along with intensified bombing of roads, bridges, and oil facilities. The announcement brings international condemnation of the U.S. and ignites more anti-war protests in America.

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