I'm not sure if this has come up on this website or not. I know it's come up in discussion with friends, and even in college. Are we too nice in war? Reading military.com's most recent article about how the U.S. took needed risks in Iraq to avoid civilian casualties. I think back to the "scorched earth" tactics of York in the Civil War. And yet, somehow people in Atlanta don't scream for "Yankee blood". I think back to WWII, and carpet bombing German cities. German's are screaming for American blood. WWII again, and Japan, we drop 2 nuclear bombs on cities and some how Japan is one of our closest allies in the region. Are we too PC, to "safe" in the way we fight wars now? Are we too concerned to keeping the enemy (the guy trying to kill us) happy that we miss the basic idea, kill enough of them that they see more benefit in bowing to our wants and needs than continuing to fight us? What has changed since the 1940s, when carpet bombing was generally accepted to the 2000s, when one missed target in a war zone is an international incident? It generated some good conversation in class.