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Discuss Thrower 03-09-2013 01:02 AM

If a United States city is nuked this morning
 
... does the government retaliate with its nuclear weapons?

(poll should be forthcoming)

something cooler 03-09-2013 01:06 AM

the United States should within an hour.

AustinChief 03-09-2013 01:51 AM

Too many factors have been left out. What kind of nuke and from who? If it is a major "nuclear power" you HAVE to retaliate in kind or you lose all future deterrence from your nuclear arsenal.

If it's Russia, and they nuke New York... you nuke Moscow and St Petersburg.

Of course you don't wait until the nuke hits, ours would be in the air within minutes of their launch.

As abhorrent as the outcome would be, there simply is no other alternative. Escalation dominance works and works very well, but only if you have the balls and stomach for it.

banyon 03-09-2013 06:54 AM

The most likely scenario is a guy with a suitcase/steel drum nuke, then where do you go?

notorious 03-09-2013 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by banyon (Post 9479263)
The most likely scenario is a guy with a suitcase/steel drum nuke, then where do you go?

Jericho route.

gblowfish 03-09-2013 07:51 AM

If they Nuke Oakland, I'd pretty much be OK with that.

notorious 03-09-2013 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gblowfish (Post 9479304)
If they Nuke Oakland, I'd pretty much be OK with that.

National Holiday?


Perhaps......

Discuss Thrower 03-09-2013 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gblowfish (Post 9479304)
If they Nuke Oakland, I'd pretty much be OK with that.

Hey I've got friends in Oakland..

Discuss Thrower 03-09-2013 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AustinChief (Post 9479201)
Too many factors have been left out. What kind of nuke and from who? If it is a major "nuclear power" you HAVE to retaliate in kind or you lose all future deterrence from your nuclear arsenal.

If it's Russia, and they nuke New York... you nuke Moscow and St Petersburg.

Of course you don't wait until the nuke hits, ours would be in the air within minutes of their launch.

As abhorrent as the outcome would be, there simply is no other alternative. Escalation dominance works and works very well, but only if you have the balls and stomach for it.

If north Korea happens to use their one working ICBM on a US base or city in our territories or states.

stevenidol 03-09-2013 08:19 AM

I voted No because I would rather be the country that prevented nuclear war rather than start it. I think the rest of the world would be outraged at the nuclear attack and would be behind us in bringing them down conventionally.

KILLER_CLOWN 03-09-2013 08:30 AM

We should preemptively nuke that same city before they can, we're better than they are.

BucEyedPea 03-09-2013 08:35 AM

We'd intercept it.

Comrade Crapski 03-09-2013 08:37 AM

What about tomorrow morning?

BucEyedPea 03-09-2013 08:38 AM

Tomorrow, tomorrow! There won't be tomorrow.

Easy 6 03-09-2013 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Discuss Thrower (Post 9479322)
If north Korea happens to use their one working ICBM on a US base or city in our territories or states.

In spite of their constant yapping, i cant believe they would be stupid enough to do it.

We would level pyongyang and their regime would cease to exist, they must know that.


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