The Importance Of National Security

In today’s rapidly changing world, one of the most important issues is national security. It is the responsibility of a nation’s government to protect it’s land and it’s citizens from outside threats. Unfortunately, the way the world is today, for the US, national security requires nuclear weapons and technology.
Back in the 1960’s, the nuclear power country club was rather small and very elite. It consisted of the Soviet Union, Great Britain, France and the US. In 1962, these snobby countries signed a treaty which banned the testing of nuclear weapons and technology in space, the atmosphere and underwater. From the perspective of modern ecology this a agreement was extremely important. ...

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the Soviet Union fell apart, all the republics sent their nuclear weapons to Russia. However, there is no proof that the new countries that were formed and now have dictatorships, such as Belaruse (which used to have nuclear weapons), Khazakstan and even Ukraine gave up all of their nuclear weapons. At least they could still have the technology that would enable them to produce those weapons.
Another issue is that several very dangerous countries are now on the verge of obtaining their own nuclear weapons. North Korea, Iraq, Iran and a few other countries with unpeacful tendencies are moving forward into the nuclear age very fast. North Korea has already been testing its weapons over Japan. Because of this situation the US must continue to develop and update its nuclear weapons and the technology of their production. This is the first reason why the US needs to continue testing its nuclear capabilities.
A second reason is a little more complicated. Mankind (including the US) still ...

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Added: 12/15/2008 01:44:42 PM
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