Which Countries Can Defend Against Nuclear Missiles?
The U.S. is one of a few countries with the technology and money to enact a missile defense system. What other countries have this protection?
That’s all well and good until that country’s focus becomes mutually assured destruction. MAD is only useful if the other country values they’re own life as much as you do. Take the Japanese in WW2 for instance. If they had the weapons capability do you think MAD would have effected their decision making given their mindset. Literally whatever the emperor says they did. If a country’s population like Russia for example developed that mindset; and say their leader decided that death of the human population was the only way to save the planet. How would the MAD initiative work in that situation? I think missile defense is important for that very reason. I’d rather have bloody and gruesome wars that never end than destruction of the entire species, and that’s what the MAD initiative get’s us.