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North Korea conducted a nuclear test

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Discuss what happens next.

 
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I believe every nation has the right to own enough nukes to destroy the United States so long as the United States owns a single nuke.

 
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Blah blah Korean destruction blah blah fuck yeah America yadda yadda Napoleon complex etc etc.

 
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Originally posted by pink_princess:

I believe every nation has the right to own enough nukes to destroy the United States so long as the United States owns a single nuke.

 
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Originally posted by pink_princess:

I believe every nation has the right to own enough nukes to destroy the United States so long as the United States owns a single nuke.

Oh honey, there’s not enough uranium on the planet.
 
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Originally posted by pink_princess:

I believe every nation has the right to own enough nukes to destroy the United States so long as the United States owns a single nuke.

Nope.

 
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This calls for an invasion

 
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Doesn’t matter. If North Korea fires a nuke at us, our defense systems will stop it, then our retaliation will cause North Korea to cease to exist.

 
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Originally posted by fma1:

Doesn’t matter. If North Korea fires a nuke at us, our defense systems will stop it, then our retaliation will cause North Korea to cease to exist.

lol

good luck stopping a ICBM in mid-air

 
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Originally posted by cesarcurado:
Originally posted by fma1:

Doesn’t matter. If North Korea fires a nuke at us, our defense systems will stop it, then our retaliation will cause North Korea to cease to exist.

lol

good luck stopping a ICBM in mid-air

you do realize that’s very possible right

 
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Originally posted by cesarcurado:
Originally posted by fma1:

Doesn’t matter. If North Korea fires a nuke at us, our defense systems will stop it, then our retaliation will cause North Korea to cease to exist.

lol

good luck stopping a ICBM in mid-air

Defense systems exist for the specific purpose of stopping an ICBM in mid air.

 
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Originally posted by MarFraTho:
Originally posted by cesarcurado:
Originally posted by fma1:

Doesn’t matter. If North Korea fires a nuke at us, our defense systems will stop it, then our retaliation will cause North Korea to cease to exist.

lol

good luck stopping a ICBM in mid-air

you do realize that’s very possible right

yes

Defense systems exist for the specific purpose of stopping an ICBM in mid air.

Not really, air defense systems are for intercepting and stopping any attack that comes by air

 
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Originally posted by cesarcurado:

Defense systems exist for the specific purpose of stopping an ICBM in mid air.

Not really, air defense systems are for intercepting and stopping any attack that comes by air

Did you just disagree with something you are basically repeating?

 
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Originally posted by Hallucent:
Originally posted by cesarcurado:

Defense systems exist for the specific purpose of stopping an ICBM in mid air.

Not really, air defense systems are for intercepting and stopping any attack that comes by air

Did you just disagree with something you are basically repeating?

No

Never said so, isn’t it obvious

 
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An ICBM wouldn’t even make it to Hawaii. They’d shoot it down and be at war within the hour.

 
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Defense systems exist for the specific purpose of stopping an ICBM in mid air.

Not really, air defense systems are for intercepting and stopping any attack that comes by air

Yes, but a portion of the air defense system is dedicated to intercepting missiles.

 
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Via Wikipedia: (Important text in bold)

There are only two systems in the world that can intercept ICBMs. Besides them, many smaller systems exist (tactical ABMs), that generally cannot intercept intercontinental strategic missiles, even if within range—an incoming ICBM simply moves too fast for these systems.

The Russian A-35 anti-ballistic missile system for defense of Moscow was established in 1971, has been improved since, and is still active. Presently it is called A-135 and it uses two missile types, Gorgon and Gazelle. They are both armed with nuclear warheads.

The U.S. Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD; previously known as National Missile Defense – NMD) system has recently reached initial operational capability. Instead of using an explosive charge, it launches a kinetic projectile. The George W. Bush administration accelerated development and deployment of a system proposed in 1998 by the Clinton administration. The system is a dual purpose test and interception facility in Alaska, and in 2006 was operational with a few interceptor missiles. The Alaska site provides more protection against North Korean missiles or launches from Russia or China, but is likely less effective against missiles launched from the Middle East. President Bush referenced the 9/11 attacks and the proliferation of ballistic missiles as reasons for missile defense. The current GMD system has the more limited goal of shielding against a limited attack by a rogue state.

 
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In the years between 1960-1985 enough nuclear weapons were created to destroy the world 20 times over and still have more.
Is that not enough?

Originally posted by LukeMann:
Originally posted by pink_princess:

I believe every nation has the right to own enough nukes to destroy the United States so long as the United States owns a single nuke.

Oh honey, there’s not enough uranium on the planet.

 
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All hail our Glorious leader, Kim Jong-un.

 
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In the years between 1960-1985 enough nuclear weapons were created to destroy the world 20 times over and still have more.
Is that not enough?

Consider the fact that most of the nuclear armament is owned by Washington and Moscow, which represents thousands of active warheads each. Giving each country enough weaponry to get to their level would require a substantial amount of rare materials.

 
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Moscow

Keep in mind, Russia is no longer Communist, but many Russians could easily revolt to turn it back, Russia may be weaker, but still own the largest navy (even if it consists of rusting ships in a harbor) and many Cold War systems Also, they still hate the US.
 
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Also have to remember that the US in #1 in missile defense, specializing in ICBM’s.

 
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Meanwhile in Texas:
George Bush: “Korea has nukes? That wasn’t in our deal! Quick, send all the troops we can and begin Operation Jungle Thunder! Wepuns of Mess Destrcton!”

 
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Originally posted by VoodooWaterGuy:
Russia may be weaker, but still own the largest navy

No, they don’t. The US has a larger navy than the next 12 largest navies COMBINED.