World Politics Question #9

There was a question #8, about whether the current financial crisis was a security issue, but I forgot to post that question here. Sorry.

Anyway, on to this week's conundrum: near the end of class Athkor suggested something like "because of the infinite meanings of the term 'security,' it is impossible for a country to ever be fully secure, because no country can possibly prepare for threats that it can't imagine or hasn't considered." I'm paraphrasing, but I think this grabs the heart of it. If not, Athkor, feel free to post a reply to this post correcting my memory of the statement. In any event, this is what I'd like us to wrestle with this week: because of the ambiguity of the term "security," can any country ever be fully secure?

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