Well, it did not take long for the latest exhibit of this practice to raise its head:
Germany's dpa news agency, quoting hospital officials in the western Iraqi city of Qaim, says at least 26 Iraqi civilians -- including women and children were killed in those strikes. Those figures could not be independently confirmed.
I understand the theory behind "overwhelming force" but I cannot for the life of me, understand its beneficial uses in fighting an insurgency. I cannot imagine anything more counterproductive to trying to win "hearts & minds". Nevertheless it has been used and relied upon repeatedly.
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