Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Andrew Sullivan has an illuminating post about a recently war-gamed scenario at Harvard by some highly experienced foreign policy experts. The end result was far more depressing than anyone anticipated:

The fact that it was seasoned veterans of the policy process playing these roles makes it even more significant. The lesson was not so much that Iran could “win” this [game of Israel choosing to attack Iran without US approval] so easily; it was that the US and its allies were unable even to imagine any alternatives.

...the outcome was simply depressing!

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