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Nuclear Weapon’s Future

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Nuclear Weapon’s Future

For almost a half a century, the United States and the U.S.S.R. fought a nuclear arms war, the “Cold War.”  The “Cold War” officially ended August 19, 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed.  Ironically, the war ended without a battle or a shot fired.  In fact, nuclear weapons have only been used once.  In the Second World War, the United States dropped two nuclear bombs, one on Hiroshima, the other on Nagasaki.  So, what is the future of the Nuclear Weapons Policy, housed in the United States?  For now, the future seems to lie in reduction and deterrence.
In 1991, the United States and Russia signed the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I).  According to the treaty, the United States and Russia reduce the number of strategic nuclear warheads deployed by the two countries from 13,000 and 11,000, respectively, to around 8,000 each.  The Second treaty (START II), signed in 1993 and ratified in 1996 by the United States says that each nation would fur...

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