Star Trek carpet bombing
The Planet of No Return demands harsh consequences, in Gold Key Comics Stark Trek #1. Read from Professor Scott Tipton:
Kirk’s ready to make like a tree and leave, but Spock has other ideas. Clearly something must be done about this planet full of sentient life that was just sitting there minding its own business. What’s the solution? Why, naturally, carpet bombing. Yes, it’s death from above courtesy of the U.S.S. Enterprise, as it torches the planet and all of its leafy green inhabitants from (very) low orbit. I guess that whole Prime Directive thing is really more of a guideline than a rule. Spock’s really into it, too:
Hilarious! Carpet bombing! I love these European sensibilities right here!