James M. Scott's "Black Snow" Traces the Line from Tokyo to Hiroshima
by James Thornton Harris
"LeMay’s operation really served as an important trial balloon to see how the American public would respond to the mass killing of enemy civilians.... To the surprise of many in Washington, however, the American public voiced no real objection."
Preserving the Stories of the Second World War
by Colin Heaton
Colin Heaton's latest book of oral history (with Anne-Marie Lewis) is based on oral histories he conducted with five significant Allied Airmen from World War II. Here, he discusses his work collecting veterans' stories from all sides of the airborne war and why those stories matter.
SOURCE: New York Times
Malcolm Gladwell on the Hard Decisions of War
by Thomas E. Ricks
Malcolm Gladwell's new study of the US Air Force unexpectedly rehabilitates the image of General Curtis LeMay.
The Ever-Destructive Dreams of Air Power Enthusiasts
by William J. Astore
RAF bombers over Hamburg in 1943.Originally posted on TomDispatch.com
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