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  •  I don't think US missiles are a good answer, but (2+ / 0-)
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    WellstoneDem, Ian S

    If they make it more costly than originally perceived b/c, for example, they thought Obama was bluffing and nothing would happen, than an attack would change that calculus.

    On the use of CW, I find it highly concerning that as a way to make an anti-war argument people are choosing to down play the dangers of CW. They are worse b/c for half the $ cost and less risk to the users personnel they could kill 2x as many people. If the stigma of their use goes away and we decide they are no worse than conventional weapons, conflicts such as this will have civilian casualties go off the charts.

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