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When one thinks of complete and total annihilation the plumage of an infamous mushroom cloud is undoubtedly an image which comes to mind This ominous image is a tiger which must be looked in the eye Looking the Tiger in the Eye 1982 The reason for which we must examine the issue of nuclear weapons is best stated in the words of J Robert Oppenheimer until we have looked this tiger in the eye we shall ever be in the worst of all possible dangers of which we may back into him In an attempt to prevent ourselves from backing into this proverbial tiger we will discuss the following subheadings of nuclear arms should countries dismantle their nuclear arms and whether a nuclear war can occur without resulting in a total nuclear holocaust of both conflicting parties Virtually all who know of the rise in modernday technology oppose the first subheading dismantling nuclear weapons but before stating their reasoning we will change our viewpoint to that of the naive no insult intended or too optimistic Assuming all nations dismantled their nuclear weapons tomorrow the world would be peaceful no more nuclear weapons no more eminent destruction no more bad guys What Exactly How can we eliminate the evil side of humans their inherent dark side This leads to the reason supporting the maintenance of existing and the development of future nuclear weapons When a nation terrorist group or someone with ill intent secures solecontrol of nuclear capabilities the world will be at the mercy of this groups sanity since the world is currently nowhere near an acceptable defensive system So from this scenario one can infer that in the present the only deterrent to nuclear war is the existence of nuclear arms in opposition to each other The second subheading whether a nuclear war can occur without escalating into a victorless
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