The following graph is more than a little disquieting.
[Source: Russia’s New Missile Means the Nuclear Arms Race Is Back On, by David Axe]
Moscow’s arsenal of roughly 7,000 atomic weapons—1,800 of which are on high alert—and America’s own, slightly smaller arsenal—again, only 1,800 of which are ready to fire at any given time—plus the approximately 1,000 warheads that the rest of the world’s nuclear powers possess are, together, more than adequate to kill every human being on Earth as well as most other forms of life…
After decades of steady disarmament, the United States and Russia are pouring tens of billions of dollars into building new and more capable nuclear weaponry that experts agree neither country needs, nor can afford… The post-Cold War nuclear holiday is over.
Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, according to population estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau. Most of them have never heard of the Cold War and, if the have, know it only as an historical footnote. They won’t be happy as it rekindles.
I point the finger at Mr. Obama’s weak foreign policy. And who helped to design the “reset” with Russia? You know! Do not let Hillary be a continuation of the “Obama legacy.”
One hundred and sixteen days and counting!
And thanks to PK for sending the graph.