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Thread: How Many?

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    How Many?

    How many nuclear warheads should the U.S. be allowed to have?

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    Re: How Many?

    And just what authority is "allowing" us to have them?

    I have no idea how many would be necessary for the worst case scenario, global nuclear war, but I would think a cap on the # is irrelevant. New kinds of nukes, like bunker busters, are developed all the time.

    I'd simply like all old nukes to be decomissioned, and their fissionable material utilized. The idea of the proliferation of Cold War warheads is somewhat unsettling.
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    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: How Many?

    I think enough for mutually assured destruction is plenty.
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    How many nuclear warheads should the U.S. be allowed to have?
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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    And just what authority is "allowing" us to have them?
    Our government, of course.

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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Our government, of course.
    The US government is who is allowing the US government... sounds to me like a poor check on that power, should a cap on nukes be law.
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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    The US government is who is allowing the US government... sounds to me like a poor check on that power, should a cap on nukes be law.
    It depends on which political side is in power. If we went straight Democrat in all three branches for the next 50 years, we wouldn't have any nuclear warheads. Just a hate-filled media with a bunch of adulterous, foul mouth politicians.

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    Re: How Many?

    As much as the military thinks we need that is sustainable to our budget... ideally enough nukes to completely destroy multiple nations at a time... enough to win any possible war.

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    Re: How Many?

    You could have worded that differently. "Allowed" to have? Allowed by whom? The USA can have as many nukes as we think we need to have.

    Peace really is maintained through strength. If America is weak, other forces will rush in to fill the void. Would you want world affairs to be dominated by the Chinese, or by Islamic Fundamentalists?

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    Re: How Many?

    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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    Re: How Many?

    Another point: Libs always seem to be the ones who want to cut the military, but think about this. You think American Conservatives are bad, just remember the only thing between you and a burka is the strong arm of our military.

    You think the Muslim Brotherhood give a damn about your right to an abortion? You think Islamic Fundamentalists are sensitive to LGBT issues? You think the Chinese give a **** about civil rights? Freedom of speech? Academic freedom?

    All of those freedoms you guys love so much were born here in America, and don't you take them for granted. If we are weak, the other powers waiting in the wings are not going to be sensitive to any of those issues you guys hold dear.

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