• Second World War Members Of Nato
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    As the second World War was coming to an end, the representatives of some fifty nations met in San Francisco to sign the United Nations Charter in an attempt to unify many countries. The date was June 26 1946, and the countries that signed the charter did so to put themselves in a better position if any conflict were to arise in the future. During the time the charter was drawn and the treaty was signed, April 4 1949, ten countries who had signed the charter were in need of more protection that ...
  • Justifying War Earle's Essay
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    When a person sees all the grisly images of war on the television set they cannot help but think, "This has got to stop." But what reasons can this person justify their decision on? There are many people in the world who can only argue their opinion through what they see on TV, which of course is not what war is. In William Earle's essay "In Defense of War" and Trudy Govier's "Nuclear Illusion and Individual Obligations" we respectively see a pro-war and an anti-war opinion. We must differentiat...
  • Nuclear Weapons Destructors Or Saviors
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    Nuclear Weapons: Destructors or Saviors? When one thinks of complete and total annihilation, the plumage of an infamous mushroom cloud is undoubtedly an image which comes to mind. This ominous image is '... a tiger which must be looked in the eye,' (Looking the Tiger in the Eye, 1982). The reason for which we must examine the issue of nuclear weapons, is best stated in the words of J. Robert Oppenheimer, '... until we have looked this tiger in the eye, we shall ever be in the worst of all possib...
  • Joining The Nuclear Family A New Arms Race
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    Joining the Nuclear Family: A New Arms Race Part I: A Summary of the Nuclear Arms Issue With the dropping of two atomic warheads on Japan at the end of World War II, the United States heralded the beginning of the Atomic Age. During subsequent years, four other nations acquired nuclear arsenals, and late 1960's saw the implementation of a series of treaties and pacts aimed at stopping the availability of nuclear material and knowledge, limiting deployment and testing. The most well known of thes...
  • Cuban Missile Crisis And The Manhattan Project Research
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    Cuban Missile Crisis On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. The United States had sent a B-29 bomber plane named "Enola Gay" to fly over the industrial city of Hiroshima, Japan and drop the first atomic bomb ever - "Little Boy." The world had never experienced anything like it. One hundred thousand died almost instantly -- most of them were civilians. Three days later, in Nagasaki, another bomb -- "Fat Man" - was dropped. This time roughly forty thousand died. The people of the worl...
  • Secretary Of Missile Defense
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    The Secretary of Missile Defense Mark Thompson writes in "The Secretary of Missile Defense" that there is no one as familiar with the frustrations of building missile defenses as Donald Rumsfeld. This is Rumsfeld's second chance at improving the United State's missile defense system; his first was back in 1975 under the command of President Ford. Mr. Rumsfeld failed at his first attempt because the high cost of unexplored technology was an inevitable set back. Twenty - five years later, "Rummy" ...