Since their invention weapons of mass destruction (WMD) have caused a lot of controversy and opposition because if their ability to obliterate the world. On the other hand, they actually provide balance in todays world. Strong countries such as USA and Russia fear nuclear war because there is no winner in this kind of war. Suddenly, when both sides have the ability to turn the other to ashes with the push of a button for example the cold war.
Even the craziest dictator is forced to accept that war with a nuclear state is unwinnable and thus not worth the effort. The argument that WMD can be agents of peace and in addition obliteration lays on two misleadingly basic perceptions. To begin with, WMD have not been utilized since 1945. Second, there’s never been an atomic, or even nuclear war between two countries that have them. Simply stop for a moment and consider that: it’s difficult to exaggerate how momentous it is, particularly given the solitary violence of the twentieth century.
Peace through strength means that the power of weapons is a necessary component of security and peaceful coexistence of international forces. So because of the fear of destruction any WMD will not be used I todays world.Also, there are many other means that can kill people other than WMD.
For instance, The Great Leap Forward in China while it’s almost impossible to determine precisely how many people died at the hands of the Communists when they came to power in 1949 and in the decades, that followed, estimates range anywhere from 45 to 70 million people all these people died without any use of WMD. Another example is, during World War 2, Emperor Hirohito of Japan placed his subjects under the Code of Bushido (Way of the Warrior), which forbade them to surrender in the event the Japanese Islands were invaded. Every man, woman, and child was to be prepared to die in battle, even if they had to blow themselves up to kill the enemy. So general Douglas MacArthur persuaded the US government to attack Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic weapons because he knew that that standing against it was certain death, one could surrender because there would be no honor in throwing one’s life away. Although the two weapons killed about 250,000 Japanese, it prevented the deaths of the millions remaining because it made the invasion of the island unnecessary