RE: metaTHAAD: MAD and Bokov maxima

Billy Brown (
Sun, 17 Oct 1999 12:42:18 -0500

Spike Jones wrote:
> The sitation is unstable. Weve painted ourselves into a corner.
> The whole MAD strategy is a Bokov maximum. {8-|
> We *must* sell every country THAAD missiles. Soon. spike

I agree that we need working ABM systems in the near future, and the more people that have them the better off we will all be. There are simply too many countries with nuclear weapons these days - it is only a matter of time before someone actually uses them, and once that psychological barrier is broken the world will become a very dangerous place.

However, don't make the mistake of thinking that missile defenses solve everything. They can buy us several decades (CRNS, of course), but no more. After that the scale of the destruction caused by advanced weapons will approach the scale of the planet we live on, and it will no longer be feasible to build defenses between different parts of the world.

Billy Brown, MCSE+I