Nuclear Pessimism

What are the drawbacks to having a nuclear arsenal?

Takeaway Points

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