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Natl. Sec. Adv. Charles Kupperman, in the 80’s, claimed nuclear war with Russia ‘winnable’

Natl. Sec. Adv. Charles Kupperman, in the 80’s, claimed nuclear war with Russia ‘winnable’

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Questioning “mutual assured destruction,” Charles Kupperman called nuclear conflict “in large part a physics problem.” Incoming National Security Advisor, Charles Kupperman, made the claim Nuclear War With USSR Was Winnable. He made those statements in the 1980s. I do not know his views today, but let’s review what he said then from Huffington Post (see below). The article posts excerpts so let’s look at a couple of precise statements. Kupperman Statements If the objective in a war is to try to destroy as many Soviet civilians and as many American civilians as is feasible, and the casualty levels approached 150 million on each side, then it’s going to be tough to say you have a surviving nation after that. But depending on how the nuclear war is fought, it could mean the difference between 150 casualties and 20 million casualties. I think that is a significant difference, and if the country loses 20 million people, you may have a chance of surviving after that. I think it is…
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