What are the drawbacks to having a nuclear arsenal?
- If nuclear weapons do no little to temper war, we should be cognizant of some of their perils.
- Nuclear programs are extremely costly, and most of the expenses come after the initial technological development.
- Unlike conventional weapons, an accidental nuclear explosion can cause a large amount of damage and risks prompting full-scale nuclear warfare.
- A nuclear weapon in a terrorist’s hands would cause similar problems.