SOUTH CHINA SEA, VIETNAM: U.S. Air Force - As part of the techno-war concept, the idea of an automated battlefield was widely touted. Aircraft carriers - floating airstrips, secure from the attack - would respond to requests for bombing. The pilots never saw the faces of those they killed and maimed. It was considered important to protect men from sights that could produce emotional reactions. 1971.
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