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Curtis LeMay

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If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting.

— Curtis LeMay

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Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time... I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.

— Curtis LeMay

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Sometime in the future - 25, 50, 75 years hence - what will the situation be like then? By that time the Chinese will have the capability of delivery too.

— Curtis LeMay

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We should bomb Vietnam back into the stone age.

— Curtis LeMay

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Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you're not a good soldier.

— Curtis LeMay

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My solution to the problem would be to tell the North Vietnamese Communists frankly that they've got to drawn in their horns and stop their aggression or we're going to bomb them into the stone age.

— Curtis LeMay

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That was the era when we might have destroyed Russia completely and not even skinned our elbows doing it.

— Curtis LeMay

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That's the reason some schools of thinking don't rule out a destruction of the Chinese military potential before the situation grows worse than it is today. It's bad enough now.

— Curtis LeMay

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Flying bombers is important. Aerial mining supplemented a tight Allied submarine blockade of the home islands drastically reducing Japan's ability to supply its overseas forces to the point that postwar analysis concluded that it could have defeated Japan on its own had it begun earlier. LeMay called the peaceful resolution of the crisis "the greatest defeat in our history".

He is credited with designing and implementing an effective but also controversial systematic strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific theater of World War II. After the war he headed the Berlin airlift then reorganized the Strategic Air Command (SAC) into an effective instrument of nuclear war. During the war he was known for planning and executing a massive bombing campaign against cities in Japan and a crippling minelaying campaign of Japan's internal waterways.

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