[p2p-research] Intrinsic Security vs. Extrinsic Security

Paul D. Fernhout pdfernhout at kurtz-fernhout.com
Sat Aug 22 23:59:41 CEST 2009

Paul D. Fernhout wrote:
> Anyway, even in case of (almost always avoidable) war, consider that the 
> USA was strong in WWII not because it had much of an army or weapons 
> going into WWII (most of the small Navy was even sunk), but because the 
> USA had a robust physical plant and an educated, healthy, 
> socially-connected, and well-fed population, and the USA posed no overt 
> threat to most neighbors, so it was not enmeshed in other significant 
> wars that sapped its strength. 

Just a correction: that should read "*some* of the small Navy was even sunk" 
not "most". The submarines and aircraft carriers were not touched.

--Paul Fernhout

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