(Great Power War) Many experts have said throughout the atomic age that world war was no longer feasible or possible because of ‘mutually assured destruction’ from the use of nuclear weapons.
Indeed, most of today’s great powers are all nuclear-armed, to one degree or another: The U.S., Russia, China, India, France, Great Britain, Pakistan. Great or regional powers like South Korea, Japan, Australia, and European nations are all protected, via treaty or security agreement, by nuclear weapons.
So when I see someone opine that global war is still possible despite the existence of these weapons, I take notice.
In a column for Real Clear Defense, Brandon J. Weichert argues that not only is another world war on the horizon, but the U.S. military is but an “expeditionary force” far too small to handle it.
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