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In recent years, Americans have developed two methods of predicting the flow of international relations. Both are flawed; indeed, both have occasionally misled us into danger. The first of these is the adaptation mathematicians have made of the German Army General Staff’s kriegspiel, the “war game.” Essentially the war game sets out to show how the opponent will respond to an escalating series of “moves.” It assumes that he will be guided by a balance sheet of potential profit and loss. If he does not add them up accurately, we say he has “miscalculated.” We view the foreigner as a sort of accountant — culturally disembodied, mathematically precise, and governed by logic. In short, we posit in him precisely those qualities that do not shape our own actions. So when we apply the lessons to “grand strategy” in our culturally diverse world, war games are nearly always misleading. I offer an example unrelated to Iran. In the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis (during which I was a member of the “Crisis Management Committee”), I was ordered to participate in a sort of replay, a war game designed to press the events toward, but not quite to, nuclear war. My colleagues on “Red Team” were some of America’s most senior military, intelligence, and foreign affairs officers, and we drew upon the most sensitive information the U.S. government had on the Soviet Union. [ 206 Understanding IRAN] The game focused on an escalating crisis at the end of which we were informed that “Blue Team” had obliterated a Russian city. How should we respond? Do nothing? Retaliate by obliterating a U.S. city? Or go to general war?
originally posted by: reldra
originally posted by: olaru12
If there's gonna be any bomb dropin it's gonna be from Donald J Trump finally takin care of business on those commie bums like we should have long time ago. We're sick and tired of cowards in the WH!!
Should have elected McCain when we had the chance!!!
I actually agree with that, other than McCain would have brought Palin with him.
I mean for today, I would take McCain over Trump. Took about 19 tries to edit this post. Slow site. I put it on ATS twitter, which isa working fine.
The Obama administration has requested large increases for nuclear weapons programs at the Defense and Energy Departments to sustain and modernize the arsenal. Indeed, current and proposed spending levels for many key efforts currently exceed what the administration originally advertised early in its first term.
The U.S. military is in the process of modernizing all of its existing strategic delivery systems and refurbishing the warheads they carry to last for the next 30-50 years. These systems are in many cases being replaced with new systems or completely rebuilt with essentially all new parts. The planned U.S. investment in nuclear forces is unrivaled by any other nuclear power.
originally posted by: mekhanics
a reply to: Arizonaguy
Russia's military equipment is out of date. Chinese weapons will evaporate just before it lands in the U.S.
Russia's Nuclear arsenal can destroy America. Chinese Military Men and Woman outnumbers The U.S. Military Men and Woman.