Scary sentence of the day

Until a stable nuclear statelmate with the United States is restored, Moscow and Beijing will surely buy deterrence by decentralizing their command-and-control systems and implementing "launch on warning" policies.

That is Benjamin Schwartz from the January/February 2006 Atlantic Monthly.  As for the other interesting article in that issue, I would like to see someone estimate the welfare gains of this "epidemic," not just complain about the costs.


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