Further planning will allow for critical strikes to be made including marking sites for aerial bombardment, assassination attempts, sabotage, poisoning of supplies, release of toxic gases etc. The main aim of these tactics is to destabilize or terrorize the opposition so that the defending military force will be diverted or demobilized to either protect the population or help rebuild infrastructure.
The Essay: Savage Skies ; Patrick Cockburn Knows All about the Effects of Dropping Bombs on Civilian Targets - from Personal Experience. Here, He Examines the Return to Favour of a Shameful Military Tactic
May 06, 2000; In the summer of 1944 a V-1 flying bomb hit my parents' house in St John's Wood in London. It landed mid-morning and they were...