Why do countries want so many nuclear weapons because after you have nuclear weapons, you need to develop “second strike” capabilities, and then you need also to keep enough nuclear weapons as a reserve for “the post-nuclear war scenario” it is not because much of civilization could possibly survive total nuclear war, given that.
We can reduce the risk of setting off accidental nuclear war by retiring nuclear cruise missiles and instead rely on conventional weapons unfortunately, congress has shirked its duty to carefully evaluate the need for new nuclear weapons capable of immense destruction.
Lately, however, i have become keenly aware of the need for our nuclear force the united states won the cold war by maintaining a credible nuclear force to stand in opposition to the soviet union us nuclear weapons defended europe against a numerically superior conventional force. Although some of the earliest nuclear proliferation cases followed this pattern, it has been increasingly rare as the taboo against the first use of nuclear weapons has become more entrenched instead, the primary security factor driving nuclear weapons proliferation today is the disparity in conventional military power. Nuclear weapons have come close to being detonated by accident or design on numerous occasions during the nuclear age us and russian leaders have come close to “retaliating” to false warnings of nuclear attack on several occasions, acts which would have set in motion full-scale nuclear wars.
A new nuclear arms race, new states possessing nuclear weapons, and a breakdown of the nonproliferation regime are the antithesis of those goals and that, among many other reasons, is why iran must not get the bomb.
If the most powerful nation on earth insists that it “needs” nuclear weapons, why wouldn’t every country “need” them if the rationale is “because they deter nuclear attack,” then we should give nuclear weapons to everyone and thereby ensure the peace.