Originally produced on April 17, 2017 for Mauldin Economics, LLC
By George Friedman, Xander Snyder and Cheyenne Ligon
Nuclear bombs have a strange quality: They are a type of weapon that countries spend enormous sums of money to develop but don’t actually intend to use. While chemical weapons have been frequently used in war, no country has detonated a nuclear bomb since the end of World War II.
Nuclear weapons are in their own category. Their efficacy comes from their ability to deter aggression, as the potential for massive devastation forces countries to rethink moves that threaten an adversary’s essential national security interests. …read more
Source: Geopolitical Futures