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What is the point of the nuclear weapons race?


Source: Federation of American Scientists (Feb 2017) shared at Statista.com. In order; Russia - 7,000, U.S. - 6,800, France - 300, China - 260, UK - 215, Pakistan - 130, India - 120, Isreal - 80. (Note: North Korea estimate is 15)

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    Tim Mitchell (tsmog) 10 months ago

    From my understanding, both the U.S. and Russia are reducing the stockpiles for many years now. But, I imagine as you shared Trump's goal is bring the delivery systems current with technology?

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    Tim Mitchell (tsmog) 10 months ago

    I understand the picture you painted. I guess a bottom line is it is the nature thing of survival of the fittest projected onto a kingdom/nation. Plus, the advancement of technology. Like today the internet as weaponry for conducting war.

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    Tim Mitchell (tsmog) 10 months ago

    That theory has long been the U.S. theme with nuclear capability within a large military. I guess it kinda' works up to a point.

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    Tim Mitchell (tsmog) 10 months ago

    That does give pause to consider how much those are a deterrent and a bargaining chip.