It's sad that when asked to name an event that changed their lives, many people will name a negative event. Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, was day of infamy in American history. Even people that weren't alive then shudder at the stories of the screaming dive bombers dropping torpedoes at the ships in the early morning hours. Crashing into ships full of horror stricken seamen. When John Kennedy was killed in 1963, everyone knows where and what they
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to save lives, bombing war materials factories will stop the other side from deploying more military technology to it's ground troops, thus saving lives in the end, but the bomber pilots and crews still will get shot down, or crash. Committing lives to doom will saves lives in the long-run, a major premise or war that either Yossarian didn't care about, or didn't understand, but something that all to many people understood, and carried out.