No matter where you stand or how you slice it.
This has become a somewhat laughable proposal. It has been time,logic and self-preservation interests that assure we don’t launch. The world will need to go to a very dark place to ever be lit up by A-Bombs.
Cutting is Bad!
Actually it isn’t. nukes are an expensive tool in ones toolkit and one you are likely to never ever use. There is something to be said about having less of them. One less=more security. I’ll only speak for the US on this one but having less of them hanging about isn’t a bad thing. Since we are still upgrading them and deploying better ones to replace obsolete ones less is still kinda like more. If one believes in first strikes being aimed at silo based missiles and grounded bombers you gots’ some problems. The new era of nukes isn’t about trying to destroy the other sides deployable products. Having less therefore is cool ‘cuz now more than ever you need to find them,that is if you believe in first strike old school. Where does that leave us? Well now deterrence comes in the form of each side aiming for populations first time.
This is one sided!
Not really but it isn’t really good if you actually care about bipartisan participation. The Russians are coming into this having recently deployed advanced ICBMs as well as promising to back out if they ever deem our ABM deployments as a threat. Seeing as the Russians and every other likely opponent has advanced their non nuclear missile technology we MUST try to offer a defense. This on any given day will allow Russia to have an excuse. Will they ever do that? I don’t know or care,I’m just saying it’s there.
One thing is really dumb here so stop patting yourself on the back.
The new START Obama version will have MIRV’s(multiple independent re-entry vehicles) be taken out of service. This in my opinion will actually have the opposite effect of what the tree huggers,peaceniks and diplomacy whores think it will. If nothing else a MIRV equipped missile has one thing going for it. IT SAYS YOU MEAN BUSINESS! You see if you truly believe in deterrence and maintaining the horror of nuclear war you gotta love MIRV’s. You sit around with single warhead missiles you are then perversely entitled to a “minor” response,or worse a “simple” focused attack. Cut it out! You want to have nukes and you ever launch you have to be all in. You see with a MIRV there is true mutual deterrence. 1. You don’t want me to destroy multiple cities.2. I don’t want to destroy multiple cities.
Obama is the greatest!
Absolutely fucking not! He gets to take credit for something that means little in reality and everything in certain circles.For me he loses any love due to the MIRV issue,others will take him on for other reasons.Although I can give him props for cleaning up the arsenal,he ends up screwing the pooch there since he opposes Yucca.