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Major General Valentin Larionov on: Nuclear Weapons as a Diplomatic Tool
Q: You, as a military man, what is your reaction when you see politicians using the threat of nuclear weapons as a diplomatic tool?

GL: I cannot not help citing Lenin's words. He said that when I have to compare a politician and a military man, who just returned from the battle field, it is the latter who knows better what the consequences of war would be. That is why, he said, one should trust a military man more than a politician in this case. I think that, as a military man, I have thought over many things, I have seen a lot, and I have expressed a lot on paper. After all, I began to write articles to I evaluate the paths I had taken. And I sometimes lower my head in repentance -- it was the devil's work.

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