So everything was fine the other day until I read this assessment of US/China nuclear stockpiles over at the Economist’s Democracy in America blog which reasoned that a piddling Chinese arsenal might not be such a good thing:
America, meanwhile, has not sat on its peace dividend since the cold war; it has developed better warheads and, perhaps more crucially, more accurate missiles for carrying them. The scary bit is that an American general might just advise the president that a pre-emptive nuclear strike on China could work—and he could be right.
Well, great. I know that this isn’t quite as bad for US citizens, but it does definitely make it twice as likely that I’ll wet the bed.