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The Bombing Officer

     The Bombing Officer was published by E.P. Dutton in 1982. Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris had not yet changed our defeat into victory by rescuing non-existent POWs, and the last thing we wanted to read about was the moral struggles of a young diplomat in a small backwater of that war.
     But the book nevertheless got one or two kind reviews, although I have been unable to find them in the attic. And it says what I wanted to say about the many young American officers, civilian and military, who stubbornly saw the world as it was. They often paid with their careers, and even sometimes with their lives.
     Perhaps The Bombing Officer can even be of some small use today. We still see our nation as a pitiful helpless giant. We still charge blindly around the world to prove we’re not. No book is likely to keep our child-leaders from their nonsense, but it cannot hurt to try.

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     The first chapter is available on this site. The entire book, in Portable Document Format, can be had as shareware.
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