Re: "History's warriors often make little allowance for civilians" (TNT, 2-14).
The writer leaves out the architects of terror bombing from the air: the Nazi Germans and the Imperial Japanese Air force.
The Nazis' air force pulverized cities across Europe. They started with Spanish towns, where hundreds of defenseless civilians were strafed and bombed. Then they bombed and burned Warsaw, Brussels, Coventry, London, Belfast, Belgrade and many Russian cities. Thousands of civilians died in the name of National Socialism conquest.
The Imperial Japanese air force terror bombed Chinese cities, including Shanghai, Chunking and Nanking. Thousands of civilians died in the name of imperial expansion. They started terror bombing, not the Americans, not the British, not the French.
This article tells only half of a story.