Simple math reveals that a 40,000-troop escalation equals an additional $40 billion investment.
Ahmadinejad has a point: the deterrence policy has contributed to the escalation of the nuclear arms race.
There is, of course, some opposition to the Obama plan for escalation in Afghanistan.
Rabinovich also said Iran was not interested in seeing an escalation between Israel and Hezbollah at the moment.
For some people, they will lead to escalation, abuse, and the eventual need for you to say, ‘I can’t do this anymore.
Obama didn't use the Oval for the economic meltdown, the escalation in Afghanistan or to push through health-care legislation.
In short, it had all the makings of a nuclear attack drill, part of an escalation in long-range Russian operations worldwide.
The homebound father of three now believes that escalation is all but inevitable.
It's like an escalation in the arms race, and understandably, no one wants to disarm alone.
Many books were written about the escalation of hostility through the language of political and ideological discourse.
derived noun from escalate; in the figurative sense it is from 1938, in reference to the battleship arms race among global military powers.