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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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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    That is exactly the problem.
    I agree this is ridiculous. And I suppose the rest of the world is just going to sit around and let us do this? Yeah Right. This is Curtis LeMay and William Sheridan style thinking. It never has been real and never will be. The real answer should be a collection of countries such as the UN and if they cant get it together then another yet to be determined group.
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    How Many?

    No more than 2 per person.
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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 want.

    Who can tell us otherwise? No one. That's the perk of being top of the world.
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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?
    I agree with Lachean in that I don't like the use of the term "allowed".

    However, I don't see why we could possibly need more than 10-20 nukes.

    Nuclear weapons are designed to exterminate civilian populace, not to destroy military targets.

    I'm ethically against their use period, but I can understand our need for having a few just in case.
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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    That is exactly the problem.
    No, the problem would be if it was China or Russia imposing their will on others.

    At least, that would be a problem for everyone except China or Russia or whoever was doing the imposing.

    The world has always been like that. Assyrian Empire, Babylonian/medeo-Persian empire, Roman empire, Chinese Empire, Spanish Armada, British Empire... etc.

    We've been relatively benevolent and light-handed compared to many former empires.

    One day our time will have passed and someone else will be the dominant force around the globe... my best guess is India. We can hope they will be benevolent to their decadent predecessor, the USA.

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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    As many as we want.

    Who can tell us otherwise? No one. That's the perk of being top of the world.
    Would you repeat that to the President and about 98% of the Left?

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    Re: How Many?

    We should have enough to completely evaporate all nations that may oppose us. Nuclear weapons in my opinion are a powerful deterrent.
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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post

    From the other page....
    Airbust do cause fallout, however it is reduced compared to a surface or underground blast. It is also carried up into the atmosphere and is carried away by the global winds. So there is no local falllout from airburst.

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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart View Post
    Airbust do cause fallout, however it is reduced compared to a surface or underground blast. It is also carried up into the atmosphere and is carried away by the global winds. So there is no local falllout from airburst.

    True. My main point there was that most nuke attacks would be airbursts, and the fallout would be far smaller compared to any calculations that assume all ground-bursts.

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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    We should have enough to completely evaporate all nations that may oppose us. Nuclear weapons in my opinion are a powerful deterrent.
    Indeed, a very powerful deterrent.

    We all know there are countries that'd love to take a shot at us. Nukes are important, not lovely things but important. I wouldn't feel safe if we just got rid of nukes altogether. It's one thing to limit the number, I get the rationale behind that, but not to rid our military arsenal of them completely.
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