decades the exact number of nuclear warheads in the arsenal of the
U.S. was a closely held secret. The U.S. didn’t want to tip its
nuclear hand or possibly give enemies a way to better neutralize its
nuclear arsenal. This week the U.S. for the first time has officially
many nuclear weapons are in its arsenal.According to
the Pentagon, the U.S. today has a total of 5,113 nuclear warheads
stockpiled as of the end of September. That number is an 84%
reduction in the number of warheads at the peak of the cold war in
1967 when America had 31,225 nuclear warheads. In 1989 America has
22,217 warheads in its arsenal.The reason for revealing these
numbers is to show that the U.S. is complying and doing its part in
the non-proliferation of nuclear arms treaty worked for so hard by
the U.S. government and foreign governments.A senior U.S.
defense official said, "The United States is showing that it is
being increasingly transparent. It's part of our commitment ... to
set the stage for strength in non-proliferation and for further arms
control."Analysts fear that the announcement could have
potential negative impact as well. The announcement could cause
dismay in some countries when they learn that the U.S. has such an
enormous stockpile so many years after the end of the Cold War. The
numbers released for the nuclear stockpile of America includes all
warheads that are deployed, kept in active reserve, and held in
the number does not include several thousand warheads that are
awaiting dismantlement. An exact number of warheads waiting to be
dismantled was not offered with officials saying that more
analysis was needed before announcing that number to be sure such an
announcement would not affect national security.
quote: Kinda seems like the sort of information you would want to keep to yourself.
quote: What most of you fuck tards don't get is that as little as 100-150 nukes is enough to cause humanities extinction.
quote: Obama just put the spotlight right back on them
quote: Wait for a new leader to step into a country with a ton of problems, then take the appropriate action
quote: As for NK, with the leaders health failing, Obama is waiting to see how the cards fall before making a decisive move. Wait for a new leader to step into a country with a ton of problems, then take the appropriate action.
quote: It would be nice to be assured that we'd win any nuclear war we might be pushed into.
quote: In a full scale nuclear war, nobody wins.
quote: even if we go with a 1% success rate which would be fairly abysmal, that's still 10 nukes per nation, and 10 nukes can do quite a bit of damage, even for a fairly large city ...
quote: only about 2.5 as destructive
quote: There is no "winning" a nuclear war.
quote: Use "tactical" nukes on fleet targets...close enough the cause fallout if the winds change in the country we are trying to defend?
quote: all the republicans opposing things like health care reform
quote: Obama is the smartest president we've ever had.
quote: The only reason his so-called plan for change to create more jobs, for example, appears to be ineffective is because of all the republicans opposing things like health care reform.
quote: the US government does have every right to tell that private company what they can and cannot do.
quote: If we didn't have other countries like North Korea blackmailing us we could probably get rid of our nuclear arsenal.
quote: I'm just going to pretend that you are somehow being REALLY REALLY sarcastic....
quote: ...ha...Hahaha...HAHAHAHA! OMG too funny! Obama sucks, so blame the Republicans!
quote: AKA socialism... right? At least he isn't hell bent on an agenda to redistribute wealth... oh wait! Zing!
quote: If we were invaded tomorrow, you would be the first one yelling, "Save us, military!! Help us!!" Voters like you are the reason this country is going in the wrong direction. Thank God for conservatives that STILL FOLLOW the Constitution.
quote: Name me one Socalist thing Obama has done.
quote: If anyone gives one example of Socalism, I'll leave anand forever.
quote: Oh noes; North Korea took their rowboats across the Pacific and are attacking with bayoneets because they don't have ammo (much less automatic weapons). WE ARE DOOMED!!!
quote: um... how about redistributing my taxes to hand out free health care to people who don't deserve it?
quote: That much right there shows that you are a COMPLETE IGNORANT FOOL when it comes to knowledge of this subject matter. North Korea has a lot more than you think.
quote: What free healthcare?
quote: The government isn't offering anything that wasn't already offered pre-Obama.
quote: How about stop fillabustering and VOTE? Dems fillabustered 8 times 2004-2006, and each time we did, Republicans cried about abuse of power. They did it over 200 times last year alone. Hypocritical much?
quote: Name me one Socalist thing Obama has done. Just one."
quote: Why do you feel the need to tell lies to garner points? There have been a total of 40 cloture votes in all of 2009 and the first half of 2010.
quote: Name me one Socalist thing Obama has done. Just one. And give specifics, not
quote: This is about not looking like complete hypocrites on the international stage when we tell other countries not to pursue nuclear weapons.
quote: but I have a hard time comparing kamikazes and car bombing killing targeted innocents to the kind of killing that occurs in the US in general.
quote: One new nuke could take out a city 50 times the size of Hiroshima and leave NOTHING standing.
quote: a lot of other nations don't want the 'American Dream.' Its Americas influence and control of resources
quote: Bush era diplomacy has weakend the US by a significant amount, as our allies are no longer willing to send troops to aid our cause.
quote: Women's and racial rights don't cost a dime. They also make the country a better place.
quote: Down to them covering their heads, just like radical Muslims, splitting women and men, and prohibitions on women reading the Torah
quote: This is hysterical. I know several Jewish women _right now_ who can both a. Read the Torah and b. Wear whatever they want.
quote: lets take back rights for women, re-enslave black people,
quote: stop unemployment benefit
quote: remove state funded education.
quote: Stop all subsides, and universal healthcare.
quote: There all examples of 'socialist' reforms, do you really stand against them just for an ideology?
quote: This list I gave was 'socialist' principals, which America has, which helps make America so great. Without them I doubt your country would be where it is today.
quote: For a christian you have very unchristian views.
quote: I'm just saying a 5 year old doesn't dream of being a drug addict, alchoalic or permanently unemployed.
quote: If anything, Socialism destroys what our fathers intended as it corrupts and violates the very concept of freedom.
quote: You don't understand socialism and yes, some of us here in the US DO want social reform.
quote: I like the way he never started two wars, that has cost the lifes of many in America and other nations.
quote: I like the fact he has invested in Science and removed some of the barricades, that saw a lot of scientists to leave to other countries to conduct their research, and threatened the future of American R&D.
quote: I like the fact that his election help stabilizes the American economy which in turn help to stabilize other, which has lead to signs of our economy recovering.
quote: I like that he portrays a strong and confident America, where your previous president just portrayed a political puppet.
quote: His political affiliation is relative, I'm sure that there is left wingers that think he is liberal or right wing, just as there is right wing individuals like yourself that think he a left winger.
quote: His colour and creed have very little bearing on my opinion, but granted there will be racists etc that dislike him simply because of the encoding of a small section of gnome, and others will like him because of it.
quote: So Bush and his trusty band of Terrorists crashed into the WTC and then invaded Iraq and Afghanistan for no reason? Good one. You should be a national security administrator!
quote: Bush stood against what many people believe to be unethical research. Science has no limitations or code of conduct huh?
quote: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. *Forest Gump* And that's all I have to say about that.