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  • 300. We should be on par with most others

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  • 500. Not the most, but it sends a clear message.

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  • 1500. Is plenty

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    Re: How Many?

    We need to make peace. Unilateral disarmament is a good place to start. We have huge numbers of really good weapons. Weapons are really profitable, good for business. Nukes are especially proftable. And then there is the money to be made from repairs, upkeep, decommissioning, etc. Hot dam, and then there are all those Nations attacking us and killin' our babies. Well, maybe attacking. Or thinking about attacking. Or writing about attacking. Or dreaming about attacking. Well, maybe, almost, or even possibly giving wing to consideration. Yep, it's a dangerous world for all the poor bastards we have been attacking. Libya, Iraq, Vietnam, Grenada, etc. Millions dead. Good thing we're not pissed.

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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    Zero, the same as everyone else. Every nation in the world should have enough conventional forces to gang up and massacre any nation that stockpiles WMDs of any kind.

    But unless we can get the world to agree, and enforce compliance, then we need to have more than the rest of the world put together.
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    Not that I agree with "arms are for hugging". Arms are for killing; I just believe in reasonable limits about how many people a given weapon should be able to kill at once. I'm comfortable with a few thousand at a time, and tens or hundreds of thousands on a good day. I'm just not comfortable with weapons that can kill millions of people, or weapons that keep killing people years after they've been fired, or weapons that can kill the whole goddamned planet.

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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    How many nuclear warheads should the U.S. be allowed to have?


    As many as we decide to have. We are a sovereign nation and currently the primary military power in the world, so nobody is going to "allow" us anything.

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    Re: How Many?

    No nation should have any nuclear warheads, so in turn the US should have none. If someone is stupid enough to launch a nuclear warhead on us, we should not fire a nuclear warhead back, no matter how much it would feel good, because that would doom the entire world.
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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    Zero, the same as everyone else. Every nation in the world should have enough conventional forces to gang up and massacre any nation that stockpiles WMDs of any kind.

    But unless we can get the world to agree, and enforce compliance, then we need to have more than the rest of the world put together.

    My personal preference would be swords and bows, but no one has ever had any luck putting a Genie of Technology back into its bottle.


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    Re: How Many?

    True enough. Nukes are here to stay. The temptation for nations to have them is just too large. I, for one, would rather be the one with the most nukes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    My personal preference would be swords and bows, but no one has ever had any luck putting a Genie of Technology back into its bottle.


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    Re: How Many?

    If they're not 100% convinced that we're going to fire back, what's to stop someone from firing a nuke at us?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No nation should have any nuclear warheads, so in turn the US should have none. If someone is stupid enough to launch a nuclear warhead on us, we should not fire a nuclear warhead back, no matter how much it would feel good, because that would doom the entire world.

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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No nation should have any nuclear warheads, so in turn the US should have none. If someone is stupid enough to launch a nuclear warhead on us, we should not fire a nuclear warhead back, no matter how much it would feel good, because that would doom the entire world.



    Despite sensationalized films like Catch22, there is no reason to believe this would be the case, even if every nuke in the world were set off at once.

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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No nation should have any nuclear warheads, so in turn the US should have none. If someone is stupid enough to launch a nuclear warhead on us, we should not fire a nuclear warhead back, no matter how much it would feel good, because that would doom the entire world.
    interesting...

    what could stop the violence quicker then a nuke on a nuking country?

    If one country uses Nukes and we do not, we would most certainly lose and we wiped off the map. Using many tactical nukes in the right spots could stop the violence completely. What stops that country from using more nukes on other countries the next time after the U.S. is wiped off the map?
    Or are you counting on the nukes from other countries to stop it so you can feel like the martyr?

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