Nick Turse
LIFE magazine captioned this as an “American twin-jet F-4C Phantom heading toward tiny riverside village known to be an important Vietcong site to bomb it during Vietnam War.”  The problem of course is that all these villages that were “Vietcong strongholds”were filled with civilians — women, children, old men — who lost homes, limbs, and lives to American rockets.
 Photographer:    Larry Burrows, 1966

LIFE magazine captioned this as an “American twin-jet F-4C Phantom heading toward tiny riverside village known to be an important Vietcong site to bomb it during Vietnam War.”  The problem of course is that all these villages that were “Vietcong strongholds”were filled with civilians — women, children, old men — who lost homes, limbs, and lives to American rockets.


Photographer:    Larry Burrows, 1966

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    looks a little familiar it’s because...cursory commentary
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    Well, “maintained” is the critical part here. I think we can both agree that the Luftwaffe was a horribly mismanaged...
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    Nazi Germany had air superiority over the Soviet Union, though, during the Battle of Stalingrad.
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    Air war has evolved. And Western reliance on it, and the seductive promises of its power and precision, has freed...
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