Misunderstanding and misapplication of some enduring arms race metaphors obscure distinctions that should be made and can lead to conclusions not supported by logic.
Norton, Augustus R.
"Myopic Visions of The Arms Race: The Immortality of Metaphors,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 31
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol31/iss1/7