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To: mojito
“President George W. Bush negotiated the Moscow Treaty”

It seems it would a lot easier to be President if in a time of crisis one wasn't asked if the Peacekeeper MX missile in the inventory should be used to put down aggression against USA. The MX was designed to be an accurate first-strike weapon. It had low yield RV’s. What did GWB do? He negotiated them away so he would not have to use them in a time of crisis.

I guess it is not such a bad thing to not have the nukes to use, unless of course one needs them.

BTW, Jimmy Carter was in office at the outset of the MX development. Reagan made it happen.

6 posted on 12/02/2010 11:30:12 AM PST by First Authority
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To: First Authority
The MX were a counterforce weapon, not first strike, albeit they had the ability to be if...we had 3 X more of them. The MX gave us the ability to retaliate against their arsenal...after they struck first...and gave us the option of not having to nuke their cities. And by taking out their remaining missiles...that would keep them from thinking they could win. And their existence helped us prevent their attack, and thus caused their ultimate collapse as their nuclear war winning doctrine imploded.

Today, however, the clock is being wound back to before Reagan...to our extreme danger. The Russians for example, are busy deploying an equivalent mobile missile system to the MX...the Topol-M.... while we are dismantling systems...they are deploying.... H'mmm.

36 posted on 12/02/2010 4:56:50 PM PST by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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