Tuesday, January 22, 2008

NATO overhaul?

I love the Orwellian overtones, which are especially evident when the big brains start puffing up the necessity of "deterrence":

"The risk of further [nuclear] proliferation is imminent and, with it, the danger that nuclear war fighting, albeit limited in scope, might become possible," the authors argued in the 150-page blueprint for urgent reform of western military strategy and structures. "The first use of nuclear weapons must remain in the quiver of escalation as the ultimate instrument to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction."
Pretty revolting stuff. Good breakdown here and here.