Monday, November 14, 2005

LeMay on target selection

"To a significant degree, flexible response led the US into a ground war in Southeast Asia; it made no sense to LeMay. His advice on not entering combat in Southeast Asia was ignored, and most galling of all, once combat began, his advice on how to win the war was ignored as well. Later, he noted that the US dropped 502,000 tons of bombs on Japan and won the war. In Southeast Asia, the US dropped 6,162,000 tons of bombs (mostly on our ally, South Vietnam) and lost the war."-Doolittle and Eaker said he was the greatest air commander of all time.

Air Force Magazine March 1998 Vol. 81, No. 3

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