Fred C. Ikle’s latest book, “Annihilation From Within,” should be required reading for every politician in Washington as well as every American concerned about the future. Ikle, who served as undersecretary for defense for policy during the Reagan Administration as well as director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, has spent his career grappling with the spread of high technology, particularly the technology for creating weapons of mass destruction. In “Annihilation From Within,” he examines in detail what the world will be like in the not too distant future when nuclear and biological weapons are accessible not just to rogue states but to “merciless insurgent movements, small terrorist gangs, secretive anarchist groups, and genocidal doomsday cults.”
Read Philomathean’s post, and Ikle’s book.
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