A country that suffered US saturation bombing
during the Korean War that destroyed all the major population centres and killed off 20% of the population in three years, has a right to be paranoid and seek to deter the adversary that inflicted such pain on it and refuses to sign a peace treaty after 64 years.
It's what we did in the first Persian Gulf war; 1,100 air attacks a day, saturation bombing
that utterly destroyed the enemy.
American comedian Tom Lehrer said satire died in 1973, when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger - who had masterminded the saturation bombing
of Cambodia that killed hundreds of thousands of civilians.
"It's like saturation bombing
," says neuroscientist George Augustine of the Center for Functional Connectomics in Seoul, South Korea.
In which case we need to remember our own history, such as how many innocent men, women and children we "toasted" in Vietnam via saturation bombing
, search-and-destroy missions and raining down millions of pounds of napalm (jellied gasoline), not to mention our defoliation of huge parts of that nation using Agent Orange.
pilots engaged in saturation bombing
that saw 73,000 sorties in a month that dispatched missiles into what was called a "targetrich environment." The targets?
Hull, Coventry, London, Portsmouth, Bristol - all suffered saturation bombing
from the Germans during the Second World War.
Some of these include Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago, Gert Ledig's description of surviving the Allied saturation bombing
of Germany in Payback (Vergeltung), and a number of accounts by survivors of the starvation, cannibalism, and deaths of40,000,000 people under Mao Zedong's rule.
United States Air Force chief General Curtis Le May pressed for invasion and saturation bombing
No agreement meant military action, with USAF chief General Curtis Le May pressing for invasion and saturation bombing
They also had many factories and industries not destroyed in the Allied saturation bombing