Archiving Every Bomb the United States Has EVER Dropped

Bryan Bender at the Boston Globe reports how Lieutenant Colonel Jenns Robertson has assembled a report on every bomb the US has ever dropped since WWI(!!!), “a compilation that, at the click of a mouse and a few keystrokes, reveals for the first time the sheer magnitude of destruction inflicted by the US and its allies from the air in the last century.” Going by the name: Theater History of Operations Reports (or THOR), this hyperarchive of US military violence is truly staggering. “One particularly relevant example: From October 1965 to May 1975, at least 456,365 cluster bombs were dropped on Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, according to the records analyzed.”

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One thought on “Archiving Every Bomb the United States Has EVER Dropped

  1. CBU-24A/B Cluster Bomb weighed 834 pounds if I remember correctly. I helped drop 628 or them on the downed Spector C130 gunship in Laos in April 1972. Sure hope we caught some dignitaries on the scene.

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