Sunday, March 23, 2008

What is the right nuclear strategy?

Should we profess to reduce capabilities for the countries that are just gaining the ability?

Or should we let them have it only if they are allies?

Surely all countries know that once one achieves nuclear status then it is prudent for other countries to treat that country differently.

Because no one wants to push the button. But also some countries are too eager and too easy on the saber rattling. I.e. it does not help Iran when Ahmadinejad says he wants to wipe Israel off the earth.

Then i the next breath say that they have criteria to participate in world affairs without violence.

what exactly does wipe off the earth mean? If not nuclear?
More posturing by new and old nuclear powers:

From spacedaily.com headlines
New India capability
March 23, 2008 - India on Sunday test fired a medium-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile capable of hitting most targets in neighbouring Pakistan, a defence official said. The Agni-1 missile, which has a range of more than 700 kilometres (430 miles), was fired at 10:15 am (0445 GMT) from an island off the coast of the eastern state of Orissa, the official said. "The user trial of the missile passed

Sarkozy(France) suggesting to Iran
Tehran (AFP) March 22, 2008
Iran on Saturday lashed out at President Nicolas Sarkozy for suggesting France needed a nuclear deterrent to counter the growing missile threat posed by states like the Islamic republic.

Russia studying missile shield
Moscow (AFP) March 20, 2008 - The United States gave Moscow guarantees that its proposed anti-missile shield "will be not directed" against Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday in a first sign of progress in very hard negotiations between the two countries.