- 16 Dec 2020 20:48
Building hyper-sonic nuclear weapons just make all the major powers like China, Russia and the U.S. more trigger happy now to use nuclear weapons. Plus, the Russian strategy of threatening to use small tactical nukes to escalate a conventional conflict in an attempt to de-escalate or to get settlement terms in their favor caused the U.S. to install small tactical nuclear weapons on their ballistic missile submarines in response so that Russia would then not have that option of using small tactical nuclear weapons to get a settlement to any conventional conflict on their terms. So if Russia uses small tactical nuclear weapons we would respond in kind by launching them from our submarines from some unknown location that nobody knows.
So, that basically denies Russia that option. However, the problem is that both sides might now view using small tactical nuclear weapons more tempting but I personally see where that would quickly spiral out of control where the US, and Russia would launch their big strategic nuclear weapons at each other and each other's allies.
So, both these hyper-sonic nuclear weapons and small tactical nukes make nuclear war more likely and all sides more trigger happy to use their nukes. Which makes the world a more dangerous place and threatens the survival of humanity. This is not good. The only way such a situation can be resolved is if ALL THREE major powers, namely, China, Russia and the U.S. enter into arms control agreements and allow each other to conduct reconnaissance of each other over each others territory with all parties consent.
This would lower the risk of nuclear war and the annihilation of mankind as a species. Nuclear war very much is still a real threat to the survival of mankind. You mentioned to me you were Bosnian. I don't know how old you are, but if you are young fellow, some of the older Bosnians would probably tell you that nobody wins in the end in such a situation.
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