Time to Reduce Nuclear Dangers by Garwin and Gronlund

877 WordsJan 28, 20184 Pages
According to the Arms Control Association, as of 2013 there was roughly 15,494 deployed and non deployed nuclear warheads between the five nuclear weapon states. The argument of whether or not nuclear weapons should be reduced in the United States is starting to arise. Nuclear weapons have the power to kill millions of people and lots of land. This is an issue that can’t be ignored. Nuclear weapons should be reduced in the United States because it’s a danger to the world and could ruin this Earth and eventually its people. The United States can have fewer nuclear weapons without putting our nations security in jeopardy. If we have just a little less nuclear power we could still have power over other countries but not too much power. However, some may argue that having a lot of nuclear weapons on and keeps the United States safe from harm. Robert Spalding said, “The U.S. nuclear force exists to keep a threshold on the level of violence.” While nuclear weapons are a useful source of defense, it’s still overdone to the point where it’s too much. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States defense, even thinks the nation should reduce its nuclear weapon number. Garwin and Gronlund said in their article, “According to news reports, the Pentagon has concluded that the United States can meet its security needs with fewer deployed weapons - perhaps 1,000.” If our country isn’t using our extra nuclear weapons, we could afford to get rid of only 1,000 of them. As of November,

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