For many policymakers, the concept of national security now simply means possessing the capacity for overwhelming destruction. Armchair warriors find such thinking reassuringly straightforward and comforting, a neat and tidy corollary of “Might makes right.” It is also pure fantasy.

To define the security of a nation by its ability to destroy ignores the fact that nations are fundamentally land, water, plants, animals, people and human settlements.

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