Saturday, October 02, 2004

Thinking the Unthinkable

From an interview with an American military official in Nuclear Nightmares, the book by science writer Nigel Calder to accompany a 1979 BBC TV series on atomic weapons in the Cold War:

A tactical nuclear weapon is one that's only ever going to be used in Germany.

The problem with all these cities in the northern part of West Germany is that all of them are only two kilotons of damage away from each other.