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That's an interesting but rather arcane debate which was played out in the 70's or the 80's. At the time it was considered that small battlefield nukes were considered tactical while big ones fired at cities and missile complexes were strategic. After the debate people understood that the differnce between a tactical and strategic device is not the size, but the reason why it is used.

Hence, a 1 megaton bomb dropped on a Soviet motorised infantry division is a tactical strike, while a 10 kT device droppen on the Kremlin is most definitely a strategic strike.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Wed Jul 15th, 2009 at 10:18:21 AM EST
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