What is Mutually Assured Destruction?

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So what is “Mutually Assured Destruction” (MAD)?

According to Wikipedia, “Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)is a doctrine of national security policy in which use of high-yield weapons of mass destruction by two opposing sides would effectively result in the complete, utter and irrevocable annihilation of both the attacker and the defender, becoming thus a war that has no victory…”

The concept of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) is being used psychologically against humanity in new ways to form opinions molded to the causes of those pushing a specific agenda. First, let us get a touch more background from the BBC: “In 1962, U.S. President Kennedy's Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, set out in a speech to the American Bar Foundation…the notion of MAD. [It] was almost put to the test by the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the end both superpowers gave ground, and the problem was averted, but mankind had never come so close to doomsday.”

“The central thing was the public had no control," says Dr. Christopher Laucht, a lecturer in British history at Leeds University. "You were at the mercy of political decision makers. Apart from the fear that one side would do something stupid, there was also the fear of technology and the question of 'what if an accident happened?'"

The collapse of the USSR by 1991 verified the early predictions by

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testiomials Just as MAD was used as a justification for arms escalation during the Cold War, MAD today is being used to justify continued government deficit spending and stimulus programs under threat of total destruction of the economy.”

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