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To: mojito

Negotiating a START treaty with Russia will only make us incrementally safer from nuclear war as both sides are pretty unlikely to use them, conditioned as we are from a 50-year Cold War confrontation.

OTOH, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran and others are “wild-cards”. Predicting what they might do and under what circumstances is anybody’s guess. Real action in this quarter would be expensive & difficult, so we just go in for more window-dressing with the Russians.


14 posted on 12/02/2010 11:45:15 AM PST by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Tallguy

“Negotiating a START treaty with Russia will only make us incrementally safer from nuclear war as both sides are pretty unlikely to use them”

If both sides are unlikely to use them, what the heck is the point of the treaty in the first place? That’s the problem with arms agreements. If they work, they were unecessary. If they don’t, all they do is reward agressors.


27 posted on 12/02/2010 12:33:54 PM PST by Tublecane
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