SOURCE: New York Times
Bombing Kyiv Into Submission? History Says "Unlikely"
The utility of bombing civilian centers has been overrated, and the strength of the backlash such bombing creates underestimated, by military strategists.
SOURCE: Sydney Morning Herald
Review: The Bomber Mafia
by Paul Ham
If Curtis LeMay's firebombing broke the will of the Japanese public, nobody remembered to tell the Japanese. Malcolm Gladwell's praise of LeMay suffers from overlooking the Japanese side of the bombing campaign.
Terror in the City Too Busy to Hate: How the English Avenue School Bombing Challenged Atlanta’s Popular Myth of Racial Progress
by Max Blau and Todd Michney
Months before Atlanta’s public schools desegregated, someone bombed an all-Black school on the city’s Westside. On the 60th anniversary of that incident, Max Blau and Todd Michney revisit the forces that led to the attack and reflect on its legacy.
SOURCE: Untapped New York
It’s the 100th Anniversary of the Wall Street Bombing
Though authorities blamed Italian anarchists and other radical sympathizers for the destructive bombing, the case was never solved.
Opinion: 75 Years On, Remember Hiroshima And Nagasaki. But Remember Toyama Too
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: NY Times
How Dresden Looked After a World War II Firestorm 75 Years Ago
Mourning all of the war’s victims has been central to Germany’s remembrance efforts since reunification in 1990.
75 Years After the Dresden Bombings
by Sinclair McKay
History in Dresen is not an abstract academic pursuit; instead, it is palpable and passionate. It matters enormously. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the horror that made Dresden – deep in eastern Germany - a by-word for annihilation.
Bomb Syria? Here's What Historians Think.
No, they aren't in agreement.
SOURCE: National Security Archive
CIA: “Pinochet personally ordered” Letelier bombing
A CIA special intelligence assessment in 1987 concluded that Chilean General Augusto Pinochet ordered an “act of state terrorism” on the streets of Washington, D.C., that took the lives of former Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier.
SOURCE: Tom Dispatch
Dominating the Skies -- and Losing the Wars
by William J. Astore
Air Supremacy Isn’t What It Used to Be
SOURCE: National Security Archive
Secret CIA Report: Pinochet "Personally Ordered" Washington Car-Bombing
Secretary of State Schultz to President Reagan: "It is not clear whether we can or would want to consider indicting Pinochet."
The American Cult of Bombing
by William Astore
Why you should expect more bombs to be dropped everywhere.
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