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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-08-08 12:31 PM
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60. New Evidence on the Origins of Overkill
From the good folks at the National Security Archives, George Washington University:

New Evidence on the Origins of Overkill

First Substantive Release of Early SIOP Histories


By William Burr

The SAC people never seemed to be satisfied that to kill once was enough. They want to kill, overkill, overkill, because all of this has built up the prestige of SAC, it created the need for more forces, for a larger budget. . hats the way their thinking went.
- Admiral Roy L. Johnson, USN (retd), Deputy Director of Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (1961-1963) 6 December 1980 (Note 1)

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb236/index.htm

IMFO, war is not the best way to spend my tax dollars.
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