The century we are leaving behind was a remarkable century – full of triumphs – and full of tragedies. The tragedies included the two most destructive wars in history, as well as a cold war. Indeed, if deterrence had not worked, the Cold War could have led to the supreme tragedy – a nuclear holocaust that ended civilization. But the triumph was that deterrence did work, and we did survive the Cold War.
PacNet #18 – Security and Stability in the Asia-Pacific Region (Part 1of 2)
May 5, 2000