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Old 03-06-2010   #214
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Originally Posted by Seerov View Post
How come we didn't bomb Hanoi to the ground as we did Dresden or Tokyo?
Fear of Nuclear Retaliation. (And a heating up from Cold to Hot in Europe)

The U.S. has one policy for how we engage states that either have Nukes or are protected by states that have nukes; and a very different policy for how we engage those who don't.
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