7Quadriga - The International Talk Show
4christoph von marschall
-- presidents of the, george w. bush had his advisors work on a nuclear posture review which also considered the usability of nuclear tactical weapons. this had nothing to do with deterrence as american specialists knew very well at that time. our problem i think -- and i think we are closer to each other -- we are seeing a loosening up or the undermining of the logic of deterrence. the situation today is completely different. an ideological confrontation as we did in the cold war. we do not have confrontations right now of fighting about resources. it is not the great power competition that we used to face. what is lacking is the whole rationale of going to work. but there is great competition all around us. between the americans and the russians. -- e: innocent deaths my problem is not that donald trump will decide to use a nuclear weapon on north korea. my problem is that he will provoke -- that he will provoke kim jong-un by the rhetoric he is using. i feel the same way about russia. even if one sees them as being just as aggressive. one sees the corners that they are putting
: it's nonot, actually. it's george bush. it's not just true we do not a what trump is going to do. we know and it is scary. he will revert to economic nationalism. he will put america first. he will raise tariffs on imports, and he is going to, by hook or crook, create jobs. he is not going to dismantle obamacare -- well, he is going to dismantle obamacare, but more people will get health insurance because that will get him votes. he's going to do it twisting arms like he has already done with ford, with the whole american economy, putting up tariffs. it's going to be disastrous. europeans who were so against the transit and trade and investment project are going to be begging america to bring him back in. this is part of the legacy for obama. obama is trying to do something like trans atlantic trade and europeans are throwing up their hands saying it's terrible and they do not want to push back, and part of obama's legacy -- alan: is not getting that through. melissa: that's the european legacy, quite friendly. obama was not the one putting the brakes on that. alan: yes, he was.
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