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Subject: advantage of nuclear weapons
jaggi2kus@yahoo.com    9/4/2002 3:11:32 AM
how nuclear weapons are helful to us
 
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Max    RE:advantage of nuclear weapons   9/4/2002 2:36:13 PM
It's all about respect. Nukes have some real military value but not the kind that is helpfull on the battlefield. Just how close is danger close when you're talking about a 1 megaton weapon? or even a 10 kiloton weapon? The only real military value (other than stratigic) is to keep the enemy from getting too comfortable in their rear area. On the political side a nuke makes everything different since you now have a very powerfull weapon do deal with. The nuke gives that particular nation a trump card in or at least a last resort that has to be taken into consideration. Thus a nation with a nuke tends to be treated differently than a non nuke nation. It also says a few things about your industrial capacity that you have the ability to produce a nuke. It's not an easy feat no matter what Tom Clancy says. Only nations with significant brain power can do it.
 
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Thomas    RE:advantage of nuclear weapons   5/12/2003 5:14:54 AM
My opinion is that tactical nuclear weapon have outlived their usefulnes. today we have precision weapons that will penetrate a bunker enter the right room (provided intelligence is correct) and explode there. In that case 2000 lb of TNT is more that sufficient. Nuclear weapons make a lot of collatteral damage. Strategically the means of delivery are problematic: ICBM silos can found Sub can be found and don't sail any more (that is the russian) Bombers will not survive a competent air defence. So, what do you need them for - if you aren't a bandito.
 
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the german    RE:advantage of nuclear weapons   6/15/2003 9:47:57 AM
other states get respect and fear and don't even think about attacking the USa
 
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Red Star v.2    RE:advantage of nuclear weapons   6/18/2003 12:32:43 PM
Nukes are usfel as a detterant to rogue states (North Korea for example) and for Russia its the only guarantee that no one (not even USA) will mess with them or they might wake up to a veery different sunrise
 
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gunner-ear    RE:advantage of nuclear weapons - stick em on your SA-10's   6/26/2003 6:48:12 AM
Russian and Chinese tactical nukes could be recycled as SA-10 warheads. That way, when the B-2's come over, the missile could be fired in the general direction of the little bit of turbulance that is visible on radar. Hard to dodge, even for a B-2. I don't think either of these nations(especially the Chinese), would miss the couple of thousand peasents that would fry underneath the explosion, as long as the B-2's stopped the "regime targets" that they are going after are protected.
 
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Thomas    RE:advantage of nuclear weapons - stick em on your SA-10's   6/27/2003 4:56:53 AM
I wouldn't use them on a B-2 hunch - not accurate enough - i'd send it after the tankers.
 
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Vympel    RE:advantage of nuclear weapons - stick em on your SA-10's   6/27/2003 5:18:47 AM
Even if you're talking the S-400's 4096 (400km) missile, I doubt an SA-10 variant would be within striking distance of any tanker. The B-2 idea is ... ahhh ... interesting :)
 
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Thomas    RE:advantage of nuclear weapons - stick em on your SA-10's   6/27/2003 7:44:17 AM
I was trying to be creative!
 
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PiusMilitus    RE:advantage of nuclear weapons   6/28/2003 8:07:42 PM
<< Strategically the means of delivery are problematic: ICBM silos can found Sub can be found and don't sail any more (that is the russian) Bombers will not survive a competent air defence. So, what do you need them for - if you aren't a bandito. >> I don't think anyone could take out all of our silos before we coudl fire some nukes. personaly I think we shoudl have kept around a few theater nukes. I'd feel safer if I know that if N kroea ever desided to start the ground war up again over there that we could lob some arty shells, or some small missiles over to there mountain bunkers. Even if it didn't destroy all the arty and caves the have dug in and hidden, it would mean they couldn't use them. I think that would be much better then ever trying to fight those things. Just my thought. If people in this country didn't think it so taboo, I bet we coudl devlope a great deal of usfull, smaller weapons based off of nukes. a 152mm How round for ex.
 
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gunner-ear    RE:advantage of nuclear weapons - stick em on your SA-10's   6/28/2003 10:28:21 PM
Vympel, The B-2 idea was a little bit tounge in cheek, though they may as well do this, because its the only way they will ever get one.
 
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