May 31, 2007

Return to the Cold War

This sounds depressingly familiar. The U.S. moves its ballistic missile defense program forward, Russia responds with angry rhetoric and technological innovations of its own. It’s an expensive, nerve-wracking display of gamesmanship between the two most powerful militaries on the planet. Sure, it brought a tense form of political stability to the world, but the world we live in now is different than the world that produced the cold war with the Soviets.

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