author={Taewoo Kim},
  journal={Critical Asian Studies},
  pages={467 - 492}
  • Taewoo Kim
  • Published 21 August 2012
  • Political Science
  • Critical Asian Studies
In the early days of the Korean War, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) had a policy of precision bombing military targets only. Policy-makers in Washington, D.C., formulated this policy to ensure the protection of Korean civilians and to increase the effectiveness of their air operations. Senior USAF officers in Korea, however, were unhappy about the limitations placed on them by Washington. In their strategic air operations against targets in North Korea USAF officers followed Washington's precision… 
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