纪念罗伯特·麦克纳马拉

纽约——我与美军在越南集结时任国防部长的罗伯特·麦克纳马拉见面是在1967年夏。当时我作为一名 《纽约客》 记者,刚刚从南越回国。我在广义和广平两省亲眼目睹了美军空中力量所造成的破坏。

美国的政策非常明确。向村庄投递的传单称,“你村无辜的妇女和儿童中隐藏着越共…如果你地区活动的越共利用你村作为掩护,灭顶之灾将会从天而降。”

死亡的确从天而降。轰炸后空投了更多传单,告诉村民们,“你村遭到轰炸的是因为你们隐藏了越共…如果你们胆敢以任何方式包庇越共,你村将再次遭到轰炸。”

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