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Soldiers of misfortune

Who will defend us if not the ‘rough men’?

1 July 2023

9:00 AM

1 July 2023

9:00 AM

In The Fog of War former United States secretary of defence, the late Robert Strange McNamara (1916-2009), described how prior to nuking Nagasaki and Hiroshima in the second world war, the US ran a fire-bombing campaign across Japanese cities. The civilian devastation was horrendous. McNamara and Airforce General Curtis LeMay concluded they’d be tried as war criminals if the US lost.

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