The U.S. alone dropped more bombs on this tiny country [Vietnam] than had been dropped by all sides in the course of the Second World War. This amounted to 250 pounds of dynamite for every person living on the entire Southeast Asian subcontinent. Hundreds of thousands of land mines were buried, and one hundred million pounds of herbicides (Agent Orange being the most famous) were sprayed on a million acres of forests, killing half of the timberlands of South Vietnam. The U. S. also designated large areas to be Free Fire Zones, meaning that the areas were subjected to massive bombings without regard to the status of the inhabitants or other such limitations. More than two million Vietnamese died as a result of the war.

Scott A. Hunt, The Future of Peace