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Quote from Albert Wohlstetter,

"We must contemplate some extremely unpleasant possibilities, just because we want to avoid them and achieve something better. Nobody, however, likes to think about anything unpleasant, even to avoid it. And so the crucial problem of thermonuclear war is frequently dispatched with the label 'War is unthinkable' -- which, translated freely, means we don't want to think about it."


Albert Wohlstetter (more quotes by Albert Wohlstetter or books by/about Albert Wohlstetter)

(1913-1997) Professor, nuclear strategist, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1985


Learning, History, War


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