- Sep 5, 2013
I think that we do need to acknowledge the fact that there is enough nuclear weaponry to wipe us and most other species off the planet, and I think we should work towards reducing and eventually removing nuclear weaponry entirely. The US is the only nation in the world that to this date has used nuclear weaponry, and was used offensively towards the Japanese during WWII.Lets acknowledge that what's been done is done, there are nuclear weapons.
So I have 2 questions for you.
( 1 ) Do you think that we should only have anti ICBM missiles, proton accelerators, lasers and other defensive only weapons to shoot down incoming nuclear weapons but not possess any nuclear weapons ourselves to be used as a standing deterrent and never offensively ?
( 2 ) If we are hit with nuclear weapons should we not retaliate with the same ?
Now to your questions
1) I think in this current climate, unfortunately, as mentioned above, we do need some nuclear weapons as a deterrent.
2) Who will hit us with nuclear weapons? Many countries which do posses nuclear weaponry face absolutely no treat to the US, and the remaining countries have no intention of firing upon the US as it is evident they would face total destruction if they did so. Such an example would be North Korea.