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[1] For more on the history of the United States’ nuclear weapons program, see the website of the Council on Foreign Relations.

[2] For example, see Lawrence Wilkerson’s book Nuclear Risk: How High Will Our Military Budget Go?, The New York Times, 4 June 2008; Christopher A. Bongino, Nuclear Posturing: The Nuclear Weapon Threat at Home and on the Enemy’s Borders (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995), chap. 8.

[3] See Patrick Cronin’s book What’s at Stake, Foreign Policy, 29 December 2007; Mark Galeotti’s article, “The Unthinkable: The Global Military Threat from an Implicit Nuclear Attack”; and Robert J. Rector and Michael S. Ruppersberger’s “Nuclear Risk: The Threat to U.S. Sovereignty, Democracy and Military Prosperity”. See also Richard Holbrooke’s더킹카지노 book The Future of War: U.S. Policy and U.S. Leadership in the Next Century, in Strategic Security magazine, February 2008.

[4] “The United States has not spent significantly on its nuclear weapons.”

[5] A few examples: “According to the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Russia currently has 1,250 warheads at its disposal, making Russia the United States’ leading nuclear power. Russia and China possess 5,300 warheads each”. [6] The nuclear-armed nations of the world are not the only ones that consider using nuclear weapons as a defensive measure. See for example: “The Pentagon has been studying how to prepare for a future nuclear war since the 1960s as the Cold War era saw the US abandon all but one of its main nuclear forces.”

[7] “The United States has 2,000 aircr카지노 사이트aft carriers in the air, but, according to the Pentagon, less than 300 of those exist to counter possible attack from Iran and North Korea.”

[8] “The estimated total cost of the U.S. nuclear umbrella at the start of the 20th century was $7.6 trillion. But the cost rose exponentially with inflation and the need to fund a number of national initiatives in a short amount of time. It also rose with war.”

[9] A better example is the defense cost of the United States from the Japanese Empire in the late 1930s. At that time, American defense expenditures total more than $4 trillio바카라사이트n but were paid for almost entirely with borrowed money. I