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That sounds terribly like the CIA overestimation of Soviet capability, that pouring through the Fulda Gap line. The problem with definition speaks of the differences in nuclear stratergy and theory between the US and USSR, the US thinking that the military use of tactical weapons was possible, the USSR seeing (Probably correctly) that once the first was used, whatever brake the politicians had on the situation was off and things were going to go very badly, very quickly.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Jul 15th, 2009 at 11:23:17 AM EST
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