There are several international nuclear arms treaties governing nuclear proliferation. These treaties intend to limit nuclear development and testing to very few nations. The United States has a nuclear umbrella with its allies and partner nations. This means that if one of these nations are attacked, the United States will retaliate against the aggressor of the first strike. Why did the United States agree to this in the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty?
Simple...it limits the number of nations that have a nuclear arsenal. This is important because it is intended to keep nuclear warheads to a minimum. This intent also allows fewer nations to start a nuclear holocaust. However, over the decades more nations have expressed interest in nuclear development. If you listen to the news, then you have an idea of who has nuclear weapons and who wants to obtain nuclear weapons. If, per chance you don’t, the United States, Russia, and China have a nuclear arsenal—most likely, all three have a nuclear triad and a first strike protocol.
In the last few years, Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (aka North Korea) have began nuclear development and missile testing. Why should we care about these countries obtaining nuclear weapons? They are both our adversaries and are state sponsors of terrorism. With the IRGC Qods general meeting his demise at our hands, Iran and other Middle Eastern nations have expressed hatred and disgust against the United States. Then, there is North Korea. They have allegedly developed nuclear warheads and are currently conducting various missile launches in an attempt to reach the United States. These two countries are both hot tempered nations led by men that have the utmost hatred for us and our beliefs.
We are also in a trade war with China and back in a Cold War status with Russia. We are supporting Hong Kong in remaining a nation and Japan’s claim to the South China Sea. We are currently deploying warships to challenge China’s stake in this body of water. It will only take one false move by either nation to spark an international incident. Despite the Demobrats claim that President Trump is in cahoots with President Putin, this is the worst our relations have been with Russia in recent decades. In a time when diplomats from both nations are paper thin in the other’s country. We also have a United States ambassador who had to move to Russia without his family and knows nothing about Russia and cannot speak the language. Three things that I feel are important for an ambassador to have in full filling their duty.
Why do I believe these three things are important? Easy. First, not having a support system nearby plays mind games on everyone personally involved. Especially, if you have never been apart from your family. How is one able to focus on the task at hand without the mind wondering into space. Second, while a good ambassador can rely upon his staff and assigned diplomats, a great ambassador needs to know the customs and beliefs of that nation. Don’t forget we have limited staff and diplomats in Russia. Finally, how can an ambassador truly know that their words are properly conveyed to the Russians without knowing the language. Some may even take it as a sign of disrespect that an ambassador does not know jack about the nation they work with let alone the language.
With all of this going on around the world, could you imagine if China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran gathered together to start a nuclear holocaust? These nations are already allies with one another. They also have at least one thing in common—they all hate our great nation and all we stand for. Ask yourself, if you were a nation leader that depends on the United States nuclear umbrella, would you be comfortable in relying upon America to defend your freedoms? I wouldn’t!
My viewpoint on a nuclear world is as the world continues to go to shit, more nations will continue to approach researching, developing, and/or acquiring nuclear warheads. I particularly see this occurring in the Middle Eastern countries. In particular, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. This can only spell disaster in the coming decades, as only one nation has to release or threaten to release a nuclear warhead for another nation to retaliate. The next thing you know it will look like a twisted scene from WarGames. I hope that if I am alive I am one of the lucky ones that see a flash of light for less than a second and then vaporize.