carpet bombing


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carpet bombing

The bombing of a large area defined by designated boundaries in such a way that damage is inflicted to all its portions.
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During the Second World War, in February 1945, British and American bombers targeted Dresden in a carpet bombing raid which killed more than 25,000 people and reduced the historic city - including its Baroque cathedral - to rubble.
A case in point is the aforementioned prewarned destruction of selected Serbian buildings during the Kosovo war where carpet bombing became a thing of the past.
In the end, the financial supervisor really is the foot soldier of financial stability while macroeconomic policies are like carpet bombing.
And that conjecture would have consequences in American thinking in the decades to come in the bombing campaigns ahead in Korea and especially Vietnam, where massive caves and underground fortifications were eerily reminiscent of Okinawa and likewise impregnable to occasionally mindless American carpet bombing.
Of course, The L Word, formerly known as Earthlings--the lesbian equivalent of Queer as Folk--is a welcome entrant into gay carpet bombing in the torture wars.
Thus, some people survive carpet bombing only to die when freeze-dried bologna falls on their heads.
It might be hard to lie back and enjoy a pina colada while the Americans are carpet bombing the beach.
There must be no indiscriminate carpet bombing of unknown targets.
Not content with such carpet bombing of the spinal cord, scientists achieved greater precision more recently by using antibodies to target specific cells, says Wiley.
There will be no discussion of the gradual erosion of moral restraint during World War II that led to the carpet bombing of civilian targets by both sides.
Gadi Eisenkot, who was behind the so-called "Dahiyeh doctrine" -- carpet bombing densely populated urban areas -- will replace Lt.