PF UBI MILITARY READINESS DA.docx - Military Readiness DA Mittelstadt 18 explains that the welfare state is essentail to maintaining a military and that

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Military Readiness DA Mittelstadt 18 explains that the welfare state is essentail to maintaining a military and that the military is heavily reliant on welfare and that organized social welfare programs significantly contribute to the power of the united states and in a study on the most powerful nations it found that eight of the ten most powerful nations had significant social safety nets and Spencer 15 explains that military readiness is key to deterring hostile nations from acting aggressively in regions of vital national interest thereby preserving peace and preventing major global conflicts and Dowd 15 explains that only military readiness can prevent a great power nuclear war and Starr 15 explains that nuke war causes extinction through nuke winter fire storms agriculture loss and more Only military readiness can prevent great-power nuclear war Dowd, 15 —senior fellow with the Sagamore Institute (Alan, “Shield & Sword: The Case for Military Deterrence”, ,) Moreover, the likelihood that the next great-power war would involve multiple nuclear-weapons states means that it could end civilization . Therefore, a posture that leaves peer adversaries doubting the West’s capabilities and resolve —thus inviting miscalculation —is not only unsound , but immoral and inhumane—unchristian. “Deterrence of war is more humanitarian than anything,” Gen. Park Yong Ok, a longtime South Korean military official, argues. “If we fail to deter war, a tremendous number of civilians will be killed .”[ix] Peace through violence has been tried throughout history. Pharaoh, Caesar and Genghis Khan, Lenin, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, all attained a kind of peace by employing brutal forms of violence. However, this is not the kind of “peace” under which God’s crowning creation can flourish; neither would the world long tolerate such a scorched-earth “peace.” This option, too, the Christian rejects. Finally, the civilized world could bring about peace simply by not resisting the enemies of civilization —by not blunting the Islamic State’s blitzkrieg of Iraq; by not defending the 38th Parallel; by not standing up to Beijing’s land-grab in the South China Sea or Moscow’s bullying of the Baltics or al- Qaeda’s death creed; by not having armies or, for that matter, police. As Reagan said, “There’s only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender.”[x] The world has tried these alternatives to peace through strength, and the outcomes have been disastrous . After World War I, Western powers disarmed and convinced themselves they had waged the war to end all wars. By 1938, as Churchill concluded after Munich, the Allies had been “reduced…from a position of security so overwhelming and so unchallengeable that we never cared to think about it.”[xi] Like predators in the wilderness, the Axis powers sensed weakness and attacked . In October 1945—not three months after the Missouri steamed into Tokyo Bay—Gen. George Marshall decried the
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