CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
- Apr 5, 2006
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I'd rather enact the "we get to act like *you* guys" clause of the treaty. In other words "we chose not to count those extra 40,000 warheads we built. Surprise!!!" Alternatively, enact the "redefine terms as needed" clause. "No, we don't have an extra 40,000 warheads. Those are pulse units for our new 12,000 ton Orion ships."sferrin said:That works great when numbers aren't treaty limited. When they are, would you rather spend 6 warheads on a city or just one?
In seriousness, I suspect that a treaty limited set of warheads would, at least for the US, be devoted far more towards taking out specific military targets than in wiping out population centers. That would be un-necessarily war-crimey. Instead, use those nukes to take out legitimate military and infrastructure targets. A side effect of that will be the complete collapse of agriculture and food transport, so the enemy cities will soon turn into callibalistic zombie apocalypse nightmares on their own.