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On “Winning the War”
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Summer 2006 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

General Thomas Power, commander in chief of the U.S. Strategic Air Command from 1957 to 1964, reportedly urged a nuclear first strike on the Soviet Union, arguing that if only two Americans and one Russian survived the war, “we win!” Always, too few Americans think carefully about exactly what “winning the war” entails.



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Volume 11 Number 1
Summer 2006

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