This adjective wields a powerful subconscious
effect, framing the way we understand the subject matter.
Many have been sucked into the vortex of this
beguiling and misleading term. It is used unthinkingly. It is ubiquitous and
its true meaning has been lost.
The mainstream corporate media, government,
and pro-military researchers, writers and analysts happily echo the
"defence" phraseology and thereby assist warfighters and war profiteers in
their efforts to spin public perception in the direction of thinking that
the war technology of their nation and its allies can only be understood as
being for "defense.“
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