Operation Linebacker II

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Airs Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner takes us back to 1972 and operation Linebacker II, which took place 45 years ago this Month.

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Commentator Gary Joiner marks the 40th anniversary of a milestone in military aviation. Operation Linebacker II was an 11-day assault on the North Vietnamese capital and surrounding area in Dec. 1972 that forced the enemy back to the negotiating table.