Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Interesting … civilian warning prior to Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

CIA: What follows is the story of the US Office of War Information (OWI) and the dramatic role it played in the surrender of the Japanese empire. …

At the same time, newspapers and leaflets in the Japanese language were printed on Saipan. From there, Air Force B-29s flying at 20,000 feet dropped 500-pound M-16 fire bomb containers converted into leaflet casings. These opened at 4,000 feet to deploy millions of leaflets, effectively covering a whole Japanese city with information. In just the last three months of formal psychological warfare, OWI produced and deployed over 63 million leaflets informing the Japanese people of the true status of the war and providing advance warning to 35 cities targeted for destruction.

Victor Davis Hanson asks Why Study War? If you don’t know the answer immediately, then it’s time for remedial study. The Bush Administration can well serve the cause of liberty by unclassifying as much history as possible. We know from history that a Clinton Administration will not be forthcoming with the truth of the past.