Patterns and Predictability: The Soviet Evaluation of Operation Linebacker II

  title={Patterns and Predictability: The Soviet Evaluation of Operation Linebacker II},
  author={Dana K. Drenkowski and Lester W. Grau},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  pages={559 - 607}
Linebacker II, the United States air operation against North Vietnam during December 1972, remains a controversial operation. The campaign succeeded in forcing North Vietnam back to the negotiating table before the US Congress could convene to force a unilateral US withdrawal. However, the price was high. The USAF Strategic Air Command (SAC) made some serious mistakes, suffered serious losses and their campaign came close to failure, yet after the war they launched a massive media and public… 
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