Posted on Sep 4, 2014
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During the heydays of the U.S.S.R. and the U.S.A. there were 90,000 nuclear warheads? I know the Titan II missiles are gone and the Minuteman III expected to be in service until around 2030.

With the current reduction in forces should we draw down these missiles?

With the Russian getting bolder and bolder this feels like the Cold War all over again. What are you thoughts? I hate them but think we need them.
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MSG Brad Sand
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Yes, we still need them.

No, we should not draw down.

I hate them too BUT ISIS, China, Russia, Iran, North Korea all have them or will soon. If we can trust ALL of them, then we can start to reduce our stockpile.
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MSG Brad Sand
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You are correct the ISIS probably does not have a functiong nuke, but I think it is pretty clear they do have the materials for WMD. While a dirty bomb would not be as bad as even a Tactical Nuclear Weapon, it is pretty clear they have the material and the will to use one. I would not be willing to state that Syria or Iraq never had a nuke...there are a lot of bad people out there...see Abdul Qadeer Khan...do not forget that 2003 Libya had centrifuges and weapons-related material? Remember how much the World loved and trusted Libya in the 90s and 00s?
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MSG Brad Sand - Yes, and the bolder they get (ISIS), the more they do bad. The more people they hurt because they know certain people waver before our President.
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Maj Chris Nelson
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I think we should donate a minute man 3 to ISIS now..... delivery time, 30 minutes or less or the next one is free??!! ;-)
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MSG Brad Sand
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Sir,

I wish we had a weapon that was able to do this much damage, but only to the monsters and not the innocents.
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MSG Wade Huffman
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Yes, we absolutely do need them. I do hope that we never have the need to use them, but the possibility DOES exist.
It is better to have them and not need them than to need them and not have them.
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As much as I hate to be a part of the "do as I say, not as I do" crowd, I absolutely think we need them as long as anyone else (including Israel) has them. Unfortunately, it comes down to checks and balances, even amongst allies.
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LT (Join to see) I agree really however in the 70s Carter wanted to nix them all and as well stop with covert operations with boots on the ground deferring to satellite imagery. As well, my cousin was nearly killed at the infamous silo near Little Rock.
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