The New York Times opinion article “War and Analogy” discusses how different U.S leaders used different analogies to described the situation in Kosovo in the late 1990’s.

The op-ed also notes that the politicians used the analogies to argue for a particular kind of response by the United States government.

Deception plays a significant role in the way war is conducted and discussed. Analogies can also be used to highlight an obvious fact or to somewhat conceal uncomfortable truths.