Should America reduce its nuclear arsenal without mandating the same reduction f

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  1. arizonataylor profile image80
    arizonataylorposted 6 years ago

    Should America reduce its nuclear arsenal without mandating the same reduction from Russia or China?

  2. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    The US has a substantially larger nuclear arsenal than those countries. Who ever thought China had any interest in atacking the US (its greaest trade partner) with nuclear weapons?

  3. junkseller profile image83
    junksellerposted 6 years ago

    Our nuclear arsenals represent an old west gunslinger showdown where each has 50 arms and holds bazookas in every one. I think it is probably safe to put a few of them down. Of course, it is better if both sides put them down, but even if it is only us, at least we will be saving money and reducing the amount of existing weapons.

    It's pretty hard, though, to ask anyone to reduce their arsenals while we continue to pursue missile defense.

    1. arizonataylor profile image80
      arizonataylorposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Why wasn't our reduction in nuclear bombs used as a leveraging tool to get another nation, perhaps Russia, to reduce their numbers.  Wouldn't that have been a win-win situation?

    2. junkseller profile image83
      junksellerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I suspect they will follow suit even without pressure. They have less economic capacity to maintain their stockpile/deterrent posture than we do. Who knows, maybe not pressuring them will work better since they won't have to appear weak.

    3. Ms Dee profile image86
      Ms Deeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      To the contrary, Russia now has new mobile nuclear missiles deployed in Cuba since May 11, 2012. Reminds me of 1962!

    4. junkseller profile image83
      junksellerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      In today's world, I don't think nukes in Cuba would really matter. Mutually assured destruction is more than guaranteed. Cuba nukes wouldn't alter that.

  4. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    The USA can do what it likes in its policies.  It has no right to tell other independant countries how to govern their policies.  I only knew you were refering to the USA, because of the sub-heading, USA Politics.  Other than that, there is no indication to which of the many American countries you were refering.

  5. Ms Dee profile image86
    Ms Deeposted 6 years ago

    I have read that in recent years the Russians have felt let down by the U.S. and NATO since they have been creating "a buffer zone around Russia," or missile shield, involving in this process Central Europe, the Baltic states, Ukraine and the Caucasuses. Therefore, they have now deployed new mobile nuclear missiles in Cuba. Russia feels let down because in 2001, they withdrew weapons from Cuba when the U.S. assured them that this would confirm the Cold War was over with both getting rid of the relics of the Cold War, and building a new relationship based on cooperation and transparency. However, the thing with NATO in recent years took place after 9/11. It seems quite a challenge for both sides to keep their agreements to disarm at the same time, in light of the other threats in the world, besides Russia. I would think the same to be true were this having to do with China.

 
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