Considering Nuclear Disarmament

An article written by: Lee Sonogan

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“If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament – disarmament follows peace.” – Bernard Baruch

Are nuclear weapons a deterrent for war or a reason wars still take place in modern times? While there is a treaty within the United Nations that prohibits nuclear weapons, many of the most powerful countries from around the world have weapons that are known to the public. With the United States of American and Russia having the most at their disposal both own thousands of nuclear warheads around the world.

For this paragraph I will argue the positives to nuclear disbarment. In reality it would lessen the probability of nuclear war. And especially in an accident or human error such as what happened in Chernobyl times a thousand. Holding millions of missiles and explosives with no radiation is one thing, nuclear weapons are too overpowered with too long-lasting effects to the environment when it strikes.

Secondly in this paragraph I will argue against nuclear disbarment. Many people who support nuclear weapons would say it would undermine deterrence. Meaning possible more nuclear bombs would be made in secret that could be even more powerful. Or worse with hidden money funding research into innovative technology that we will not hear about.

Both make strong points where it is hard to have a hard opinion on it. On the conservative side I feel safer that the nuclear weapons that exist have strict rules and regulations. Then if there were less nuclear weapons maybe if it was done the right way whatever that may be then less would be better. Overall no one wants to wake up one day and a part of the world is completely destroyed with most likely thousands dead.

“Nuclear disarmament is one of the greatest legacies we can pass on to future generations.” – Ban Ki-moon

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