saturation bombing

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Synonyms for saturation bombing

an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target

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The driver was Sir Arthur Traves Harris, first Baronet, nicknamed "Bomber" Harris, director of "saturation bombing" and air chief marshal.
That combined with saturation bombing by American air forces and the invasion by Vietnam almost put Cambodia's monks on the extinct list.
In 1944, a year before President Truman approved the use of the atomic bomb over Japan, an influential Jesuit moral theologian published an article that condemned saturation bombing.
A war which involved saturation bombing and incessant shelling of highly populated areas was called a humanitarian operation; a zero-civilian casualty myth was maintained by declaring all those killed by our bombs and our shells Tigers; barbed wire camps incarcerating more than three hundred thousand civilian families were called welfare villages.
Our troops, walking around completely exposed in open country, should be protected by tanks, and saturation bombing with cluster bombs should precede any British advancement, if only to eradicate hidden bombs planted by the Taliban.
Modern consumers are not free, either, for they are captive to the saturation bombing of modern advertising (with which Cavanaugh has some fun), which diverts them from worthy economic behavior.
ONE of the most controversial figures of WW2, Harris oversaw the air war against Germany, including the saturation bombing of cities, killing many civilians.
"It is likely to happen again as well," said the Formby trainer, explaining the reason for the saturation bombing of this maiden.
The town was otherwise utterly devastated, looking like the target of a wartime saturation bombing.
His principled and courageous stand against the saturation bombing of German cities and the refusal of the British government to distinguish between the German people and the Nazi enemy remains a redeeming bright light in a dark period (his speech on the subject in the House of Lords in 1944 is said to have cost him the chance of becoming Archbishop of Canterbury).
"It was a frightening time - the start of saturation bombing of munitions and engineering works in Coventry.
It also told of a 2-year-old girl who ran into the woods and survived America's saturation bombing.
CPFers lambasted the American military for its use of napalm, saturation bombing and deforestation--tactics they believed violated just war prohibitions against indiscriminate killing, total war, and excessive violence.
But, compared to what people were bracing themselves for, which was the "Shock and Awe" saturation bombing, these attacks have seemed limited.