How Likely Is Global War?

Andrew Sullivan —  Feb 2 2012 @ 10:27am

Remote, according to John Mueller:

[D]eveloped countries, reversing the course of several millennia, no longer envision war as a sensible method for resolving their disputes. Prestige now comes not from prowess in armed conflict but from economic progress and from putting on a good Olympics. Spending a lot of money preparing for an eventuality—or fantasy—of ever-receding likelihood is a highly questionable undertaking.