Category: Nuclear War
They falsely claim that it’s time to cut America’s nuclear arsenal even further, that the US nuclear arsenal is “excess”, and that the US should rely on “diplomacy, economic sanctions, and conventional deterrence” instead!
The EMP effect can also be created during an electromagnetic solar storm—known as a Carrington effect—and could impact the grid the same way as a nuclear weapon.
The Obama Administration, in what amounts to unilateral arms reduction, is the cook using the same ingredients that 90 years ago would prove to create an explosive dish called World War II. The ingredients for disaster are amassed, and it appears that Barack Obama with his “nuclear utopianism” is just the chef to pull it off.
A small nuclear arsenal would not be survivable – it would be easy for an enemy to destroy in a first strike. The smaller it is, the less survivable and easier to destroy in a first strike it is.
It was therefore not surprising (even though not pleasant, either) to see both of these rabid anti-nuclear activists to write new garbage screeds calling for deep, unilateral cuts in the US nuclear arsenal and the fleet of its delivery systems – ostensibly to save money.
US intelligence agencies, which have repeatedly been proven wrong on many issues, including China’s military prowess, and where many executives and worked for many years to distort the truth, have an incentive to hide the truth to avoid public embarrassment.
Unmanned strike aircraft are no substitute because they don’t have the sufficient range, payload capability, degree of stealthiness, or other attributes that bombers, especially B-2 bombers, provide.
If this was to occur, that would leave the United States with less than 1% of the nuclear weapons it had in 1967. The radical “Nuclear Zero” concept, which envisions the United States leading the world in the total elimination of nuclear weapons, has been widely touted in our own State Department, and seems to uphold the notion that President Obama’s ultimate goal is to eliminate the United States’ nuclear arsenal in its entirety.
Cuts will ultimately bring the US arsenal down to a small size that will be, despite Assistant SECDEF James Miller’s empty promises, inadequate to deter America’s enemies, sustain the policy of nuclear deterrence, and reassure allies.