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Can the use of nuclear weapons ever be justified?

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2015-07-15 18:25:21
2015-07-15 18:25:21

Of course.

Atomic weapons are just another form of armament.

I am sure that those on foot in 2000 BC didn't think it fair that others had chariots. Probably those that had bronze and wooden swords felt steel swords should be outlawed in the middle ages.

Atomic weapons probably kept Western civilization alive during the 1940s and 1950s when the greatest threat to world culture, the Soviet empire, was expansionist.

Willing as they were to expend millions of lives in conventional war, the Soviets would have been practically unstopable by the casualty squeamish American forces (for evidence note the incredible hand wringing over 2,000 military dead in over two years of combat and occupation in Iraq, a veritable drop in the bucket considering what is at stake). Atomic bombs and the American edge in that weapon kept the Soviets at bay through the 1950s until the other western nations could recover from WWII in the 1960s.

Another viewpoint: I will assume that you are also concerned about the use of the bomb on Japan in 1945. My strong opinion is that the use of the bomb shortened the war and saved Japan from far worse destruction, not to mention almost certain occupation by Soviet forces (read how they treated eastern Germans for a hint on what would have happened in Japan). Thank Goodness the bomb was ready by August 1945 and not a year or so later.

answerthe fist time? yep

but the use of them again? hell no. that would start ww3. even with the it is our goal to deture there use, not incite it

no means of death will be ever justified and there will always be new technologies for this reasons.

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