The Pros And Cons Of Nuclear Bombs

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The US is always in a threat as we have picked up many enemies whether it is North Korea, ISIS, or Russia. In 1942 during World War 2, the US launched the Manhattan Project, which was the project to produce the first US nuclear weapon. We completed the nuclear bombs and destroyed the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Over 300,000 people died from these bombs essentially ending the war. These numbers demonstrate the amount people that were killed from 2 bombs. Unlike Japan we need to be prepared to prevent one of these attacks to strike any of our big cities as we can lose millions of lives, as well as, suffer a catastrophic loss in our economy. This bill needs to be passed for 2 key reasons, firstly; the risk is too high and if we do get hit by a nuclear warhead the US will be in catastrophic state; secondly, it ensures safety amongst our citizens as we can protect ourselves if any country tries to engage a missile at the US. 1) My first point is that the risk is too high if we don’t have a defense system against nuclear warheads. On March 23, 1983 President Reagan posed the question, “Why can’t we deter a Soviet attack, that we could intercept and destroy strategic ballistic missiles before they reached our own soil…show more content…
By having a stable defense system no country would want to spend billions just to send a missile in our territory and let us blow it out of the sky. Forbes states “Russia has that power, because America has no defenses against long-range ballistic missiles.” Countries know that we are vulnerable to any attack without the defense system, and if we establish one, no country would try to threaten us. Our missile defense system can be viewed as a bragging right as we would be able to defend ourselves and we can finally counter North Korea’s and Russia’s constant
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