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    Neutron Bomb Question

    Since China has 1,300 million people and the United States has less than a quarter of that, should the United States resume intensive studies of enhanced radiation weapons to prepare for possible future armed conflict with an enemy that could field an army four times the size of ours?

    I argue that it may become necessary for the US to employ nuclear weapons on US soil, and in that event, it would be ideal to minimize the damage from blast and fallout and concentrate the weapon's effects on the enemy invaders.
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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    What is the relative size and strength of the militaries? The goal in war is not and should not be to destroy all the people of a nation.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    What is the relative size and strength of the militaries? The goal in war is not and should not be to destroy all the people of a nation.
    The goal of war is first and foremost survival.

    I say enhanced radiation weapons technology would give us an edge on minimizing damage to civillian structures, ours and theirs, and optimize the damage inflicted to the enemy military.

    However, if the complete and total destruction of a nation's populace is the only way to secure survival, then such destruction becomes a legitimate goal.

    I can't really see that happening, and that's not what the poll is asking.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Interesting you bring this up.

    In the past China has threatened to send a Neutron bomb to Taiwain and send 200 Nuclear bombs to U.S.

    They are bitter of Taiwains dissent...
    Last edited by creativedreams; 05-28-09 at 09:07 PM.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    It just occured to me.

    That China is our Number One worst enemy isn't something the American public should be allowed to forget.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Since China has 1,300 million people and the United States has less than a quarter of that, should the United States resume intensive studies of enhanced radiation weapons to prepare for possible future armed conflict with an enemy that could field an army four times the size of ours?

    I argue that it may become necessary for the US to employ nuclear weapons on US soil, and in that event, it would be ideal to minimize the damage from blast and fallout and concentrate the weapon's effects on the enemy invaders.
    Yes.

    If we don't have it going on now, we should resume.

    If we can't get public support, we should keep it secret.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    The goal of war is first and foremost survival.

    I say enhanced radiation weapons technology would give us an edge on minimizing damage to civillian structures, ours and theirs, and optimize the damage inflicted to the enemy military.

    However, if the complete and total destruction of a nation's populace is the only way to secure survival, then such destruction becomes a legitimate goal.

    I can't really see that happening, and that's not what the poll is asking.
    Why do you think killing millions of innocent Chinease will make us safer. Destroy their military, which should be doable, and they are no threat.

    Besides, we have more than enough nukes now to destroy any country in it's totality without making new weapons.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Yes.

    If we don't have it going on now, we should resume.

    If we can't get public support, we should keep it secret.
    So you support the government doing whatever it wants, and just not telling the people? Interesting idea....

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    It just occured to me.

    That China is our Number One worst enemy isn't something the American public should be allowed to forget.
    I remember reading an artical in the late 90's that showed the US military ran computer simulations of a US vs China war. The outcome after several conflicts was near 50/50. At that time the US's strong point was its tec. and China had raw numbers but I worry that since then China has since improved while we havent.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So you support the government doing whatever it wants, and just not telling the people? Interesting idea....
    Yes, that's exactly what I said

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