Sunday, April 23, 2017

These Maps Explain The Geopolitics Of Nuclear Weapons

Mauldin Economics

Business Insider: 3 maps that explain the geopolitics of nuclear weapons

North Korea has received a lot of focus due to a recent missile test and the expectation of another nuclear test. It is a poor country whose nuclear program has allowed it to punch above its weight internationally. This has also forced superpowers to approach it with great caution.

Nuclear bombs are in their own category of weapon. They are useful in that they deter aggression. The potential for massive destruction on both sides forces countries to rethink moves that may threaten an adversary’s national security interests.

If North Korea’s used a nuclear weapon, its deterrent capability would be gone. This would be akin to committing certain suicide.

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Aizino Smith said...

Japan has nukes.

TWN said...

Every country that has Nuclear Power Plants have great big dirty bombs sitting waiting to be used on them, most of them sitting near large population centers. South Korea has 24 and Japan has a shit load as well, if the NK's are as crazy as they are being portrayed I suspect they considering that option.

Aizino Smith said...

Reactor plants are designed to withstand the impact of a 747.

Hitting a plant would not do much except piss people off.

...and get Liberals to sit in a circle ____ and ask "Why do they hate us?"