Member Rara Avis
Brad, why is a winnable nuclear war any more unthinkable than a winnable non-nuclear war? Especially to the guy sitting at ground zero or suddenly looking down the wrong end of M-16? I'm not being flippant, either, because I think answering that question will help define what you/they mean by "winnable."
No war is winnable. Some can just be better endured than others.
Brad, I think the lack of interest in this thread, unfortunately, affirms your first sentence, or at least part of it. You would think people would have more to say about this topic.
Actually, Iliana, I think the problem is that for those of us who grew up in fallout shelters and practiced hiding under our desks during school drills (yea, like that was really going to ever work) have pretty much already said all that could ever be said on this topic.
When asked what weapons he thought would be used to wage World War Three, Einstein said he didn't really know. But, he quickly added, he was sure World War Four would be fought with clubs. I think I was a toddler when he made that observation, but I see no indication anything has changed in the last fifty years.