Host Bob Edwards talks to retired Army Major Gen. Robert Scales about whether it would be possible to stop the momentum toward war. Scales says the U.S. military is capable of pulling back from any buildup ahead of war, though, increasingly, a pullback is quickly becoming a difficult diplomatic, political and strategic option.
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