The development of nuclear weapons started rather innocently as a physical wonder but has become a basis of constant fear among many nations. It is understandable how some countries believe that it is necessary to continue with nuclear proliferation. Basing the security of one’s country on the threat of killing tons of millions of innocent people perhaps billions, and risking the destruction of civilization. This reliance has no moral justification and deserves the strongest condemnation. Nuclear proliferation is the distribution of nuclear weapons, nuclear technology and information to states not acknowledged as "Nuclear Weapon States" by the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
India, Pakistan and North Korea are the latest members to join the nuclear weapons club. The more countries obtaining these weapons, the greater the risks of a mistake or accidental launch takin... ... middle of paper ... ...the hands of terrorists who will use them to either seize control of our nation’s governments, manipulating them into making unwanted decisions or worse yet destroy the face of the earth. It is also blatantly obvious to me that nuclear weapons are extremely dangerous and even the slightest mishap in dealing with transporting them or programming them could be fatal. The costs of such hazardous devices are ludicrous; the money could be spent on necessities people actually need and could help tackle the southern hemispheres extreme poverty issues. Dropping a bomb would also cause great damage to the environment and would destroy earth’s natural beauty.
The Cold War was a political standoff between the Soviet Union and the United States that again created a new worldwide nuclear threat. The destructive potential of nuclear weapons had created a global sweep of fear as to what might happen if these terrible forces where unleashed again. The technology involved in building the first atomic bombs has grown into the creation of nuclear weapons that are potentially 40 times more powerful than the original bombs used. However, a military change in strategy has came to promote nuclear disarmament and prevent the usage of nuclear weapons. The technology of building the atomic bomb has spurred some useful innovations that can be applied through the use of nuclear power.
Eric Schollser argues in his paper “Today’s Nuclear Dilemma,” that the nuclear weapons in the world, and the issues that they are associated with, should be of major concern to today’s society. Nuclear Weapons were of world wide concern during the time of the Cold War. These weapons, and their ability to cause colossal devastation, brought nightmares into reality as the threat of nuclear war was a serious and imminent issue. The US and Russia both built up their inventories of these pieces of artillery, along with the rest of their arsenals, in an attempt to overpower the other. This past terror has become a renewed concern because many of the countries with these nuclear weapons in their control have started to update their collections.
Nuclear weapon is a new kind of technology that gives us an unprecedented power over nature and humanity. The technological decisions regarding nuclear weapons will have a huge impact upon all nations around the world and even future generations. “Of all the unprecedented powers in our hands, none is potentially more destructive than nuclear weapons. For forty years we lived with the threat of a nuclear holocaust that could wipe out a large part of humanity and other forms of life” (Barbour, 200). This technology increases the power of one nation, or a small group of nations, over other nations and nature.
The volatile nations most likely will work in a secretive place. By the time they are detected, they may have already developed the weapons. T... ... middle of paper ... ...p them and declare war on the country. Therefore, the number of deaths isn’t reduced and their use is unethical. By keeping nuclear weapons, a nuclear war is more likely to happen.
Nuclear Proliferation Nuclear proliferation is an important issue to the world as we know it. It is known as the spreading of nuclear weapons to nations that are not recognized as “Nuclear Weapon States”. This is a process that can be very dangerous and hazardous to every country on the planet because these weapons are of mass destruction. It is an incredible undertaking to stop nuclear proliferation and it is something that has been fought against since the cold war. Other countries have even joined the United States in trying to stop these weapons from falling into the wrong hands such as terrorists.
If someone fires a nuclear weapon which is a WMD that can cause a whole mess in our world with the environment and it can ruin a whole nation or country. The United Nations should try and negotiate with other countries about shrinking there nuclear weapons. According to Stouten, John the author of the article the likelihood of a nuclear attack is greater than ever says that countries in the Middle East and Korea are building nuclear arms every day” (15). The Middle East won’t stop making weapons of mass destruction until someone or the US comes in there and destroys or seizes all of their weapons. We should be concerned about Weapons of mass destruction and never let it just float by us.
Engaging in an arms race will only trigger another great war. And this war will only cause massive destruction; to the environment, to the nations and to humanity itself. In order to attain world peace, all nations must stop the Global Arms Race. Recent finding suggests that the USA and RF currently possess around 15,000 nuclear warheads altogether (CNN). These advanced nuclear warheads have far greater destructive power than the Second World War’s Little-Boy, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima or the Fat-Man, the other bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
The atomic bombing of Japan sparked the mad arms race as international governments scrambled to acquire nuclear weapons. National leaders were overwhelmed with a contradictory sense of security and fear after viewing the powerful magnitude and horrific effects of the bomb. Nuclear weapons brought status and security to a country, but possession of such weapons also brought the prospect of nuclear war. 1 The scramble for nuclear weapons has waned and accelerated since the 1940s, while nuclear disarmament efforts have remained as persistent as ever. The overriding influence on this is that the detonation of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have impacted nuclear disarmament efforts more than the creation of the bomb itself.