Quote from George Kennan during the Cold War
By credited author on Monday 11 February 2013, 12:41 - Permalink
“Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy.”
See more of what Kennan had to say here.