Monday, May 29, 2006

Pentagon Seeks Nonnuclear Tip for Sub Missiles

NYT reported The Pentagon is pressing Congress to approve the development of a new weapon that would enable the United States to carry out nonnuclear missile strikes against distant targets within an hour.

Why does the Pentagon have to ask congress if it can put NON-Nuclear warheads on missles rather than Nuclear ones???
The proposal has set off a complex debate about whether this program for strengthening the military's conventional capacity could increase the risks of accidental nuclear confrontation.
Why would giving the military more capability to fight conventional ways increase the risks of a nuclear confrontation? Look at it the reverse way. If conventional weapons make nuclear confrontation more likely, then why not take way conventional weapons, and make everything nuclear. That way if they are attacked and need to defend themselves, mushroom clouds will be automatic.

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