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The nuclear option has never been off the table, but apparently senior military officers think the current procedure is too slow.

What they suggest is "one-click" nuclear war.

Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit.

by FPS Doug on Fri Jan 25th, 2008 at 04:23:25 AM EST
Years ago, in the cold war era, most high ranking military were wary of chief of states, as of the next generation of generals, that didn't "survive" through a full scaled war...

Whether they be russians at Stalingrad or french at Dien Bien Phu or british in bombed London, those old guys "knew" in their guts what a war was about... And they thought (at least in France) that with the army getting more and more technical, some weird guy would one day think of it just as a "game" of power and economics...

They might have been right !

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Jan 25th, 2008 at 07:15:54 AM EST
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