Zuletzt geändert: Do, 25.11.2004

«11C» 5. Hausaufgabe «PDF», «POD»


0.0.1 5. Hausaufgabe Brief an McNamara

Topic: Is it right and proper that today there are 7,500 strategic offensive nuclear warheads, of which 2,500 are on 15 minute alert, to be launched by the decision by one human being?

No, that is neither right nor proper. There are two appalling reasons against it. Firstly, the problem is, that one human being decides if and when these missiles should be launched -- there is the danger of that human being being blackmailed.

Ignoring the possibility of the President being blackmailed, there's another "problem" with this fact. Conflicts are never -- and, because that's so important I'll stress it -- conflicts are never, under no circumstances, solved by war, war is never justified. So, there shouldn't be any need to have nuclear warheads.