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Thread: If the US unilaterally gave up its nukes...

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    Re: If the US unilaterally gave up its nukes...

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The question begs:
    If no one else will give them up, why should we?
    We've progressed too far to go back if ya know what I mean.

    Once the technology is available, you can't just toss it out and expect to remain where you stood with it.
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    Re: If the US unilaterally gave up its nukes...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    Which is a huge reason why I doubt anyone (country) would follow through.
    Which was a good reason why Kissinger should have kept his big mouth shut.
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    Re: If the US unilaterally gave up its nukes...

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Hmmm. Depends more on Russia giving up its weapons. If the US and Russia disarmed the rest of the list would likely follow with the possible exception of India and Pakistan and maybe Israel.

    Pure fantasy!!!

    The most likely scenario is that countries would simply hide some and claim they gave them up because there is no way to be absolutely certain someone else isn't doing the same.

    If there was a way to absolutely trust others then perhaps its possible. Presuming that countries feel they can adequetely defend themselves without them which is unlikely.
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    Re: If the US unilaterally gave up its nukes...

    It seems we are all in agreement.
    I do not believe we should give up our nuclear weapons but, with the advancement of technology we could scale back our arsenal and save money.
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    Re: If the US unilaterally gave up its nukes...

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The question begs:
    If no one else will give them up, why should we?
    Are there a large number of prominent individuals who advocate that we unilaterally give up our nukes?

    If not, what's the point of this thread?
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    Re: If the US unilaterally gave up its nukes...

    France has nukes???
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    Re: If the US unilaterally gave up its nukes...

    Everyone might SAY they are giving up their nukes but I bet every one of them would hide some because they don't trust each other.

    Because this will always be a thought, I believe nukes will never be given up by any country...unless somehow all countries merge as one...

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    Re: If the US unilaterally gave up its nukes...

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post

    Pure fantasy!!!

    The most likely scenario is that countries would simply hide some and claim they gave them up because there is no way to be absolutely certain someone else isn't doing the same.
    So you're saying that the US and Russia have stockpiles of medium range missiles despite signing treaties to remove them from the face of the planet?

    Of course there is no surefire way to be absolutely certain. Hence why there are mitigating factors. We find any evidence of a weapon and massive absolute sanctions get dropped on the offender. Nothing in, nothing out of the offending country.
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    Re: If the US unilaterally gave up her nukes...

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    ... what other countries would follow suit?

    Please state the reasons for you answer.
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    Re: If the US unilaterally gave up its nukes...

    They'll all just look at each and think, what a bunch of morons.
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