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Re: [OT] Re: [Full-Disclosure] Re: New paper on Security and Obscurity
From: Stormwalker (bruencoldrain.net)
Date: Thu Sep 02 2004 - 22:34:01 CDT
It wasn't the general, massive military build up, but the specific
program known as Star Wars under Ronald Raygun. The Soviets believed
that the nonsense was true and tried to fund the research to catch up
until they hit the wall. Unlike real military weapons, a fake weapon
is controlled by the imagination, so there no limits to what was possible.
On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, Barry Fitzgerald wrote:
> Likewise, the argument is often made that the United States' military
> build-up led the Soviet Union into a bankrupt state and thus, according
> to the argument, massive military build-up is a good thing. This
> argument *completely* ignores the fact that it was military build-up
> that caused economic problems for the Soviets. Proponents of this
> argument seem to believe that the economic rules to be applied are
> entirely different between the Soviet Union and the United States and
> that our capitalist nature brings forth an endless well of production.
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.