Desert Storm, 1991. Syria 2016, just 25 years later.

Is there a good explanation for this that we might use with our children? As things are we teach them to love war planes. But it’s probably not the sheer beauty of the flying metal that they love, but the power and excitement of these machines in perfect formation going into battle from the air.

US Airforce war planes

U.S. Air Force war planes fly over burning oil wells during Operation Desert Storm, 1991. Photograph: United States Air Force

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