On this date in History .... 1972:
Nixon announces the
starts of “Christmas Bombing” of Vietnam.
The peace talks had broken
down just a few days earlier and Nixon began the bombing to stop the stalemate
in the talks process. North Vietnam was
bombed for two weeks, dropping 20,000 tons of bombs on Hanoi and Haiphong.
The bombing stopped on December 29 when the
Vietnamese agreed to come back to the table.
A few weeks later, a peace agreement was signed.