If the Department of Defense spent most of its budget on actual defense, I'd be all in favor of giving them all the money they need.
Ideally, the nuclear arms race would reach a point where launching hundreds of ICBMs is ineffective because they'd all be destroyed in flight before hitting their targets. 🚀
Cynically, this is the only scenario in which disarmament is ever likely to happen. 🌈
The world's leaders are _not_ going to give up their nukes for peace and love. ✌❤
Truly sorry for ruining everybody's Monday with such negative thoughts... Here, let's play a fun game!
@codewiz We need laser interception devices.
Good thing the US has been working on those for 20+ years, and they are currently able to shoot down artillery grenades in-flight.
@neglesaks The video talks briefly about those too. The problem seems to be that atmospheric scattering limits the range, and the fact that only the booster can be effectively targeted by the laser, which means sending a plane deep into enemy territory.
@kai Wasn't the United Nations founded to prevent future wars? They seem to be completely failing their mandate.
@kai And do these books also tell how to fix the UN?
Our lives literally depend on maintaining peace and stability at global scale...
@codewiz the thought that international trade and interdependence would save us has not been accurate.
Now we need a Plan B. 😅
A terrible example, for non-cooperation is the war in Ukraine, instigated by Russia, who has a permanent seat (and current chair) of the Security Council.
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