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Did Making the Rules of War Better Make World Worse?

Did Making the Rules of War Better Make World Worse?
(AP Photo/Frank Filan, Pool, File)

On the evening of March 9, 1945, the United States sent an armada of B-29 Superfortresses toward Japan, which for months had resisted surrender, even as a naval blockade brought much of the population to the brink of starvation. The B-29s were headed for Tokyo, and carried napalm, chosen for the mission because so many of the city’s inhabitants lived in houses made of wood.

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