Throughout the time span of human history, humanity recently developed weaponry that can that eliminate life. That weaponry is nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons pose a serious worldwide destruction. The current nuclear stockpile of the United States is enough to destroy the world at least four times over. Even though with the signing of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NTP) and recent announcements by the current white house administration to reduce nuclear stockpile, there has to be a more aggressive methods to ensure to reduce the United States Nuclear Stockpile. Some on the other side argue that it is the strong deterrent from foreign entities and promotes national security. That type of thinking promotes escalation/hostilities. In the end, the United States should reduce its nuclear stockpile because it promotes world peace and it will help reallocate needed military funds.
The concept of nuclear weapons was developed in the early 20th century. As conflicts grew or dwindled, many nations wanted a weapon to show a sign of force to become a dominating image for the world. Through the 1930’s scientific breakthroughs occurred and nuclear weapons were born. The first effect of nuclear weapons has been truly tested since the World War II. Atomic bombs were dropped on the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hundreds of thousands of people had died during this blast. Because of the massive destruction of the bombs international treaties such as the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NTP) or doctrine such as M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction). Nuclear weapons is a deadly weapon.
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...e to limit the existing missile defence capabilities to theatre missile defence, excluding those theatre missile defence systems (like advanced SM-3 missiles on Aegis ships) that can easily be plugged together to form a strategic missile defence capability (Sauer. 2012. P.d 447.)
In his conclusion, he that United States has a defense system that can remove can nuclear missile from harm’s way in a matter of seconds.
The United States debate on whether or not should its nuclear stockpile should be reduced has be stalled because of current issues. However, a debate must be an address and be in favor a reduction of the stockpile. Many will argue that there no need to have it because the nuclear weapon has a positive side. That positive side have been easily debunked and the real positives such as friendlier relations and more funds is a compelling argument.
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