Could I interrupt here, because there is an alternative explanation, which you are particularly well placed to examine. You know the argument that it is the alchemists in the laboratories who invent the sweet new kits.
For two decades the state has been taking liberties, and these liberties were once ours.
I will hear no talk that there are no intermediate-range weapons on the NATO side.
I think you will find scientists that think like you in Germany and Britain, and you will find politicians that think like Weinberger. I think the most bellicose ruling group in the Western world at the moment is the British.
The talk about balance, nuclear balance, seems to me to be metaphysical and doesn't seem to be real at all.