Re: SDI was Re: Expanding the "United States of America"

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Jul 18 2001 - 23:11:15 MDT

"Peter C. McCluskey" wrote:

> >I'd like to hear how developing a system like this promotes stability in
> >the period in which it's an imperfect shield.
> I suspect it promotes stability by reducing the chance that a conventional
> war would escalate into a nuclear war.

Peter! I like your thinking, bud! Why dont you say things like
this at the nanoschmoozes? You are always so quiet there.

> For stopping an all-out attack by a country like Russia, I don't forsee
> SDI ever making a serious claim to replace MAD.

Totally agree. I dont mind maintaining a MAD strategy
against those biggies that have demonstrated responsibility
with their nukes. But without some form of SDI you know
eventually the world will be held hostage to some outfit like
Outer Butfukistan demanding equal say in world politics
because of their one shining nuclear missile. spike

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