[Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists"

Geoff Galitz geoff at galitz.org
Sat Jun 21 03:44:36 EDT 2008




The MAD doctrine still applies.  Attacking advancing formations with
tactical nukes is still a far cry from a full-scale nuke exchange. The
former is a battlefield tactic and places limited (friendly) military units
in danger while the latter will destroy your labor force, production
capabilities and so on.  In spite of what we might think of how crazy those
guys are behind the big red button the generals and politicians tend to
realize these facts. 


If I might complete devolve the thread and go waaaay off-topic.  Does anyone
remember the movie Failsafe?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058083/
http://classicfilms.suite101.com/article.cfm/fail_safe



Geoff Galitz
Blankenheim NRW, Deutschland
http://www.galitz.org


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Sent: Samstag, 21. Juni 2008 07:54
To: Glen Beane
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Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists"

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>> That's why I think nuclear weapons are hardly a mean to kill military
>> troops on a battlefield. 
> 
> Strategic nukes, no.  Tactical nukes, yes.
Now find an effective way of preventing a tactical exchange from
escalating to a strategic exchange.

-- 
Geoffrey D. Jacobs

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