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Originally posted by amyamy at 2006-10-14 11:21
I hope there'll be no soldiers in this world in the future. That'll be a peaceful world. No need to have soldiers for defence.
Soldier is one thing. Soldiers + tanks makes a scene that makes me ...
Speaking of uneasiness, do you know how many nuclear missiles are aiming at any city which has a population of 100 thousans and more people? If you know , please share with us.
My understanding is that those countries (having the nuclear bombs) were supposed to reduce their nuclear arsenals slowly and gradually to an acceptable number i.e. START I, START II, SORT(acceptable number?) How are we doing in that reagrd?
I am going to post an excerpt from the following site: http://www.atomicarchive.com/Treaties/Treaty17.shtml
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (1991)
Bilateral agreement between the U.S. and U.S.S.R., which if ratified, would set a ceiling of 1,600 strategic nuclear delivery vehicles and 6,000 "accountable" warheads for each country. START cuts U.S. long-range nuclear warheads by 15%, Soviet by 25%. Both sides are permitted to continue modernization plans, and the number of nuclear warheads carried on some categories of strategic weapons is projected to actually increase by the late 1990s under the treaty.
Shortly after the signing of this treaty, the U.S.S.R. dissolved. The four former republics, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, that possessed nuclear weapons, have endorsed the treaty by signing the START I Protocol. As a result of Ukraine's joining the NPT, this treaty went into effect in December 1994. At the end of 2001, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine no longer had any strategic nuclear forces.
6000 accountable warheads for each country? How many nuclear bombs are we talking worldwide? like 20,000 or 30,000 nuclear bombs (maybe more) aiming at each other???? We human must be mad!!!!