In order to understand the development of post-war strategic thought it is necessary to recognize the deep-rooted nature of the belief in the inevitability of a massive surprise attack as the opening shot in any war. It was particularly strong in the US, because of the experience of Pearl Harbor, but was widely accepted in Europe. It was not based simply on a calculation of tactical need, to beat a strong defence, but on a presumption that this was the way of aggressors. Whether atom bombs were scare or plentiful, the defence weak or strong, was irrelevant.
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