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James Carroll

The paradox of missile defense

By James Carroll
June 5, 2007

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ONE MAN picked up a club, and the other answered with a stone. A knife was parried with a sword. The shield followed, then the spear, the mace, the longbow, the fortified wall, the catapult, the castle, the cannon. Across eons, every warrior's improvement in defense was followed by a breakthrough in offense, leading to yet new countermeasures, ever more ... (Full article: 772 words)

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