Spring High: Thunderchiefs vs. the SAMs that weren't there
Decades later pilot and filmmaker Vic Vizcarra learned that the SAMs had been pulled out and the AA guns moved in, creating a "flack trap" for American forces. See the "Summation" that begins at 22:47. It might be observed (perhaps cynically) that the "ruse" achieved in this incident is an allegory for the entire war, characterizing the way the US was drawn into a conflict that was not what it appeared to be. Click HERE for general conclusions by Robert McNamara. And click HERE for additional Highbrow assessment.
Carter Kaplan has taught in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, and Scotland. His work includes a book on Wittgenstein and literary theory, Critical Synoptics: Menippean Satire and the Analysis of Intellectual Mythology. Articles on “Karel Čapek,” “Menippean Satire” and “Dystopian Literature” appear in The Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics. He has contributed a chapter on William Blake and Michael Moorcock to New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction. Author of the novels Tally-Ho, Cornelius! and Echoes, and the Aristophanic comedy Diogenes. He edits the annual literary anthology Emanations. Editor of the IA edition of The Scarlet Letter, with his Afterword, "A" is for Antinomian: Theology and Politics in The Scarlet Letter. He is editor of the anthology Fantasy Worlds. He is co-translator and editor of Creation of the World by Torquato Tasso.