75 years after Hiroshima: protection against the infernal machines

exploded Since 75 years ago, American atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world in fear that a war with the most hellish of all weapons could be carried.

75 years after Hiroshima: protection against the infernal machines

exploded Since 75 years ago, American atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world in fear that a war with the most hellish of all weapons could be carried. The arsenals sufficient to wipe out humanity several times. Even a regionally limited nuclear war between India and Pakistan, however, would require millions, perhaps even billions of deaths, because the fire that burns brighter than a thousand suns, a nuclear Winter followed.

From a nuclear Armageddon, the world was not far alone in the Cuban missile crisis only a push of a button. The number of those who could enter increased. In the circle of nuclear powers, democracies like Israel, but also a surreal dictatorship called North Korea have risen. At least, could so far be prevented that the terrorists came into the possession of the bomb.

But also in the nuclear Establishment, there are worrying developments. Between America and Russia in a new arms race has broken out, the almost all disarmament treaties fell victim to the decades-long cornerstones of a nuclear order. Putin swung the sledgehammer secretly; Trump, as is his way, same with the wrecking ball. His Remarks to questions of nuclear strategy does not suggest that he would have penetrated this complex matter better than the Corona-crisis.

the world Would be so not secure, if there were no nuclear weapons? Their abolition had self-declared former United States President Obama to the target, the last one in Hiroshima. The Nobel peace prize laureate did not believe, however, that this dream could be, in his lifetime, true. His descendants should not expect. The bomb is existential threat, and protection in one, will remain.

As a state, not by struggling, to systems to could trust, which gave him his Conviction to the security, Power and Prestige, the fact that all the other nuclear powers did the same, and for all of the times and the President? Disarmament treaties and verification regimes can be circumvented, as we have seen, broken, or simply be terminated. The temptation, in a formally nuclear-weapon-free world a (secret) nuclear weapons Arsenal create would be great. A handful of hydrogen bombs would be enough to the global Hegemon to rise.

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 01:19

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