by Walter G. Moss
In Ukraine, as with all wars, statistical accounts of death and destruction risk depersonalizing the killing and obscuring the humanity of the victims.
SOURCE: Responsible Statecraft
by Samuel Moyn
Reducing the brutality of war while tolerating its existence will entrench war as a permanent feature of global politics.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Max Brooks, Lionel Beehner and John Spencer
"If we want to help the Ukrainian resistance, we shouldn’t be sending them only Javelins and body armor. They need emergency supplies — bulk sanitation items such as alcohol-based hand sanitizer, ammonium nitrate to counter food-borne illness, and rat traps and poisons."
by Paul Lovinger
Are American military actions different from Russian attacks on Ukrainian civilians and civilian infrastructure only in degree?
by Cary Karacas and David Fedman
AAF officials commonly used sanitizing language to mask the fact that they were targeting entire cities for destruction. Press releases described attacks not on cities, but on "industrial urban areas." Tactical reports set their sights not on densely populated neighborhoods, but on "worker housing."
SOURCE: New York Times
Photographs commissioned by Japanese newspapers in the aftermath of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were suppressed by American occupation authorities in both countries. A new book offers Americans a new opportunity to grasp the physical and human toll of nuclear weapons.
History's Deadliest Air Raid Happened in Tokyo During World War II and You've Probably Never Heard of It
With a death toll as high as 100,000 people, mostly civilians, the firebombing of Tokyo on March 10th, 1945 should be a more widely-known part of World War II history.
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