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Was WWII General Curtis LeMay a hero or a villain?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

General Curtis LeMay is one of the nation’s most controversial military figures. He led the firebombing of Japan which killed 100,000 people but he also headed the Berlin airlift. History has yet to decide if LeMay is a hero or villain. Journalist Warren Kozak has attempted to reconcile these two extremes in a new book, LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay. Warren Kozak joins us in our studio to discuss LeMay’s legacy, and to put it in the context of today’s war on terror.

For Stanley Kubrick's take on General Curtis LeMay, watch the character Buck Turgison from 1964's "Dr. Strangelove" below.

Guests:

Warren Kozak

Hosted by:

Andrea Bernstein

Contributors:

Chelsea Merz

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