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User Info So What About Kavanaugh?; entered at 2018-07-12 17:23:50
Magus
Posts: 2536
Registered: 2008-05-04
Whitehat - the wars you keep referring to were not real wars. They were NATION BUILDING campaigns. For example, the Iraq War II was over in a couple of days. The nation building campaign lasted 10+ years. Even back in the 50s/60s/70s we could have destroyed N Korea/Vietnam entirely - but we wanted to leave it intact and ultimately restore it a capitalistic country with the south and we didn't want bad PR. You keep conflating nation building and wars. While the military industrial complex benefits from the former rather than the latter and continues to push them, they are not necessary to protect the US. You also need to consider in the case of Russia, due to their low GDP and un-diversified economy, it would not take long to completely cripple their entire economy if we wanted to do so without firing a single shot.

As Karl alluded to, I'm far more worried about Russia and China with tech/hacking than I am a physical war with Russia.
2018-07-12 17:23:50