If you ask me, I think we should get rid of man’s worst invention: the atomic bomb. Just one of these weapons could destroy everything within a ten mile radius. That includes all humans, all animals and all buildings in that area. Mind-blowing… quite literally. I suppose the most obvious reason for getting rid of these horrific weapons is that it kills people.
Thus, countries adapted, copied, and utterly shattered the old ideals of warfare. The war of the past has become the war of the future through intoxicating and gunning down millions. Compare that to the atomic bombs that we have today. The weapons and strategies of the Napoleonic era were futile with these new inventions, chemical gas and the automatic weapon. This new technology forced generals to refute the strategies of old, and embrace a new, modern, tactic.
The Atomic Bombings July 16, 1945, is known as day that would change the outcome of the Second World War. World War 2 is known as the bloodiest war in history. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust (during which approximately 11 million people were killed) and the strategic bombing of industrial and population centres (during which approximately one million people were killed, including the use of two nuclear weapons in combat), it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. This made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history. Along with the death caused by the Second World War also came a new age of military weapons including the Atom Bomb.
Many myths include ideas like: "In the event of a nuclear war, the earth will be uninhabitable for thousands of years" or "there will be no use trying to survive a nuclear war because when you come out of your shelter, the earth will be totally devastated." These statements are untrue. They say that the earth would be uninhabitable because of the radiation. Realistically, the radioactive fallout from a nuclear weapon decays pretty fast. It is true that there are some radioactive particles that may pose a threat to the environment in further future, but they would not pose as much of a problem as one may think.
His nuclear deterrent foreign policy played a very large role in the Cold War, and is still effective today. Nuclear deterrent means if a country launches nuclear weapons against the United States, The United States would retaliate with its own nuclear strike (“Dwight D. Eisenhower” 304). In the end there would be no real winner, just total destruction. Eisenhower demonstrated this when he said “I would say a preventive war, if the words mean anything, is to wage some sort of quick police action in order that you might avoid a terrific cataclysm of destruction later.” (“Dwight D Eisenhower” 136). Knowing this, other countries will try to avoid total destruction instead of starting a nuclear war.
The missile had been set at an appropriate location where it could brought every major city in the US within range of Soviet nuclear missiles either by the short range or long range missile. The diagram also showed the USA had discovered and built the naval blockade to prevent Russian ships delivering the missiles for the Cuban sites. The USA did not dare to invade Cuba, because that action could have
The foremost term was that Iraq destroys its nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs.”The 21st century was quiet with wars until the attacks of September 11th happened. The US Army invaded Iraq in that same year of the attack in 2001. The War on terror is what it became to be known as. The war still goes on to this date. The whole point was to defeat terrorists such as Osama Bin Laden and destroy their organizations.
We cannot stop and say we are satisfied with what we have now. “This country of the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them.” What we have done now is nothing compared to what we can do in the future. He continues to speak of this in another form of anaphora here “...the first wave of industrial revolutions, the first wave of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power.” Kennedy describes our nation’s discovers as waves that brought us where we are now. Each discovery made us more advance and the space age is just another wave for us to jump on. We do not intend to “founder in the backwash of the coming age of space.” He also continue to appeal to the people with this quote, “We choose to go to the moon.
A fear that the Soviets might become technologically superior is seen in Document E. Americans feared that the Soviets would dominate modern warfare, putting the United States in the weaker position. A prime example of the technological race was the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957. Although Sputnik was not a war vessel, Americans believed that the Soviets now could, and would, wage warfare on them from orbit. Thus the United States desperately began to try to establish a spaceship of there own. When their first attempts failed, Congress passed the National Defense and Education Act, to "assist in greater efforts in specific areas of national concern."
The Republican platform identifies two key components to facing the threat of nuclear weaponry, reducing the world's nuclear stockpiles and preventing proliferation. However, the Republican platform does not dare envision a world without nuclear weapons. Instead, the platform maintains that the US must develop and deploy national and theater missile defenses to protect the US and its allies. The Democratic Platform, however, offers a more idealistic approach to nuclear proliferation and advocates for a nuclear policy that aims to eliminate all nuclear weaponry from the face of the Earth. The Democratic Platform also addresses the combined threat of Iran and North Korea obtaining nuclear weaponry and how they would attempt to combat such a threat.