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Thomas Schelling & Morton Halperin

Conflict of interest is a social phenomenon unlikely to disappear, and potential recourse to violence and damage will always suggest itself if the conflict gets out of hand Man’s capability for self-destruction cannot be eradicated–he knows too much! Keeping that capability under control–providing incentives to minimize recourse to violence–is the eternal challenge.

Thomas Schelling & Morton Halperin, Strategy and Arms Control, Washington, 1985, p. 5