Who do you fear?
In From the Cold highlights what enemy we fear the most.
Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne is likely to find himself in hot water, over his recent suggestion to test new, non-lethal weapons on Americans--before they're used on the battlefield. He believes that prior, domestic use would make it easier to avoid questions in the international community over "safety concerns." "If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation," said Wynne.
Not only is this idea illogical--by his standard, we should have dropped an atomic bomb on a U.S. city before the strike on Hiroshima--it also puts us on a slippery slope, allowing the international community to essentially dictate what weapons can and cannot be used.
But what about the press? What about Amnesty International? The new nursery rhyme is "Sticks and stones can't break your bones. But words can really hurt you."