The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is looking to build a nuclear bomb that is 24 times more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. The Pentagon is urging Congress to authorize the production of the significantly powerful bomb, which will surpass the capabilities of the two bombs employed in World War II.
Military officials argue these weapons are crucial for safeguarding Americans against escalating global threats. Only the United States ruling class could make devastating nuclear bombs seem like they are for “protection” and “defense”.
“If you look at the bombs of Japan in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, approximately each of those bombs, killed 80,000 civilians at one location and 40,000 at another. So multiply that times 24, and that’ll give you a good perspective of the dynamics of this weapon, and how far we’ve come technologically to advancing our nuclear armaments,” said Donald Bramer, a former naval intelligence officer, according to a report by News Nation Now.
In a statement, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy John Plumb said the need for the nuclear weapon reflects “a changing security environment and growing threats from potential adversaries.” –News Nation Now
“To prevent war and keep the peace, it is incumbent upon legislators to commit – today – to a program of sustained innovation and investment. This is the only way we can reclaim lost ground,” Wicker said. “This mission has become more urgent through Russia’s assault on Ukraine and because of China’s rapid strategic expansion,” said Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed.
Just two weeks ago, the National Nuclear Security Administration announced that a team conducted an underground chemical explosion at a test site in Nevada. This action was aimed at improving America’s ability to detect nuclear explosions worldwide. Given the current push to upgrade the U.S.’s own weapons, some lawmakers are advocating for the country to be well-prepared.-News Nation Now
This is going to be seen as a provocation to many adversaries that the U.S. has had over the course of its existence. Claiming to need bombs for “defense” is the same as claiming your vaccine only works if everyone else takes it. The world has gone mad and nothing makes any kind of logical sense anymore.