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No Nuclear Disarmament: (Isaac) {5:00}

-No one really believes that nuclear weapons are a good solution, but everyone agrees that
nuclear weapons are harmful as Alon explained.
-I am not arguing the proliferation of nuclear weapons (which is the rapid increase of nuclear
warheads which was the case in the 1950s and 1960s.) but rather that the level of nuclear
weapons ensures a stalemate between Russia and the United States thus guaranteeing peace.
-History of nuclear weapons and usage in positive light
The trinity site test of the first nuclear bomb nicknamed Gadget
o July 16th 1945 around 6 in the morning
o Beginning of the atomic age
o Led to Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings
o Naive President Harry Truman who had only been in office for less than 4 months
when he gave the order to drop the 15 ton Little Boy Bomb on Hiroshima
- Cold War Stalemate (Mutual Deterrence)
Mutual Deterrence is the certainty of mutually assured destruction (MAD) for both
sides. This means neither side would fire.
Russia and United States
o Chess Stalemate since 1945 (Draw / Mutual Deterrence)
o After WWII, USSR and US were the worlds largest superpowers with differing
ideologies. Communist Soviet Union and Capitalistic United States
o In the height of the Cold War (FAS - source)
70,000 Total Nuclear Weapons
US - 30,000 Nuclear Weapons
USSR (Russia) - 40,000 Nuclear Weapons
o In my opinion, war did not occur, and continues to not occur due to the Mutual
Deterrence and mutually assured destruction between the two largest nuclear
powers.
o Current: US - 6,800 Russia - 7,000
o 93% of the the current nuclear stockpile belongs to the United States, and Russia
-Trump is in support of Nuclear Disarmament yet unwilling to Disarm
President Donald Trump said I am the first one that would like to see ... nobody have
nukes, but were never going to fall behind any country even if its a friendly country,
were never going to fall behind on nuclear power.
"It would be wonderful, a dream would be that no country would have nukes, but if
countries are going to have nukes, were going to be at the top of the pack,"
Believes that is WMDs are to exist in this world, the United States should be properly
armed to hold Russia to a stalemate.
- At our current situation, it is impossible for the world to disarm nuclearly. Donald Trump and
Vladimir Putin are the worlds leaders in nuclear weapon access, and neither of them will ever
fire. Mutually assured destruction, and a nuclear winter following (Nathan will touch on Nuclear
winter).

Any Questions for Isaac?