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flight response

The general activation of the sympathetic nervous system in response to stress.
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But in addition, the United States and NATO should emphasize in discussions with Russian counterparts the futility of planning for fightable and winnable nuclear wars or, even worse, of anticipating nuclear first use in a conventional war as a measure of strategic "de-escalation."
But the Information RMA is eminently fightable and holds the prospect of conventional military victory without mutual suicide--indeed with even less collateral damage.