re: #639 Iron Fist
You’d best read this from October 29, 2008; we, a present, can already be said to be in a state of unilateral nuclear disarmament:
Unless the United States modernizes its inventory of nuclear weapons and develops a replacement warhead, the atomic arsenal’s long-term safety and reliability will deteriorate, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates warned Tuesday.
He said the current nuclear stockpile has been re-engineered to extend its life span, but such extensions cannot continue indefinitely. Without a modernization program, Gates said, the long-term outlook for the arsenal is “bleak.”