2016-05-06

The Cold War

Edward Teller
Image courtesy Wikipedia.org

Daniel Kuehn offers us a moral dilemma:
So here’s a question – if you had the choice between two worlds: 
1. A world with normal conventional warfare that cropped up with the frequency that wars have for the last century and with American participation rates the same as the last century, or 
2. A world where the U.S. didn’t fight in wars but every president had a kill list of national security threats that was vetted by the intelligence community and White House lawyers and prosecuted viciously.
If only there were some historical precedent we could use to assess the relative merits of each option.