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- n. A competition for military supremacy between two powers, especially for the most weapons and the best military technology.
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- n. a competition between nations to have the most powerful armaments
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The high-lipped saddle shell allows the neck to reach up to the cactuses which, for their part, grow higher in an evolutionary arms race against the browsing tortoises.
Mutually Assured Destruction — I thought often of the earlier arms race between Britain and Germany.
Yet in major articles about the arms race over the past five years in huge-circulation periodicals such as Time and Newsweek there has not even been a passing mention of the “Classical Theory of the Arms Race.”
has succinctly addressed this issue in relation to the arms race in his booklet The Land of Seven Tomorrows Ten Speed Press, P.O. Box 7123, Berkeley, CA 94707; $1.00, which is the cost to Bolles.
The Pastoral Letter of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops on the nuclear arms race is no historical accident.
And it is our nuclear umbrella that prevented Europe and Japan from entering the arms race during the Cold War, and that-until recently, at least-has led most countries to conclude that nukes aren’t worth the trouble.
Nowhere, to my knowledge, has the general feeling of apathy and helplessness toward the arms race been more eloquently described than by Dr. Nicholas Humphrey when he gave the third Bronowski Memorial Lecture, “Four Minutes to Mid-night” in Great Britain in 1981.