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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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Onion Daze
Payson, UT

"... and the Ukraine disarmed and..."

Please do NOT put a "the" before Ukraine. About 21 years ago the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) collapsed and the "the" went into the ash heap of history.

"Let 2014 be the year we move decidedly toward a..." "the"less Ukraine.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I firmly believe the world would be a LESS safe place if the United States and Israel had no nuclear deterrent.

But that's just my opinion.

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

Get rid of nuclear weapons? The letter writer should understand a little more history. We in the U.S. do not fear the nuclear weapons of countries like Britain or France. It is the threat coming from unstable and non-democratic countries like Iran, Pakistan, North Korea and of course Russia, that pose a threat. Until and unless nuclear weapons are taken away from countries like that, the U.S. would be irresponsible to get rid of our weapons. And, trying to de-nuclearize the world would be a lot like trying to disarm the world from guns. Not going to happen. There would be no way to verify all weapons are destroyed no matter what UN world agreement was reached. Countries would always hold some weapons hiddin in their arsenal.

Crusader
Layton, UT

The US needs should never get rid of its nukes. What if the need arises to quickly reduce the worlds population to a few hundred million?

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

IF we get rid of all nuclear deterrents... the world is right back were we were when we were fighting world wars like WWI and WWII every few years, where the only limit is the number of troops your leaders are willing to sacrifice to take a hill or to conquer your neighboring country, or to defend your country from a conquering neighbor.

Nuclear weapons (unused) are a "good" thing. And if we ever get to the point where we are actually using them... then I suspect that the situation is way out of control and would have been even WORSE if we didn't have them at all.

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Disarm other countries all you want, I don't care. But don't try to disarm America. We already have enough sworn enemies who would LOVE for us to have no nuclear deterrent or even a military if they had THEIR way. But I suspect every nation feels the way I do... so don't hold your breath expecting all nations to disarm (not matter how well intentioned that notion is).

Man in Charge
Chihuahua, 00

Unfortunatley this will never be more than a bunch of talk. Neither Republican nor Democrat will ever muster up the courage to dismantle nukes.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I don't think it's unfortunate that this is just a bunch of talk. I'm glad it's just talk and not reality.

It would be VERY unfortunate for my family IF America decided to disarm itself and not defend us. There are lots of groups that would LOVE to see America destroyed. And all they need is for us to be defenseless to feel they have the green light to act on their dreams.

This may all just be a bunch of talk from sappy people who think disarming America would instantly bring peace, prosperity, puppys and rainbows to the world... But there is an ugly side to the world, and it's not just idle chatter like this is.

As long as we keep this on the level of idle chatter... I'm OK with it. But try to actually do it... that's a different. I'm glad neither side in Washington is stupid enough to seriously listen to this or actually dismantle our nukes.

Either side proposes taking this from idle chatter to actual policy... and they will be voted out.

wrz
Phoenix, AZ

Maintaining a superior stock of weaponry deters enemies from attacking. They know we can blow them away if they do. Take that away and the enemy will be at our doorstep. A nuclear arsenal is the best peacekeeping asset that the US can possess. It means annihilation of anyone that attacks, or even tries to attack us.

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