How will nuclear weapons evolve re Anti missile missiles and The lazer defence?
Well, first of all, anti-ballistic missiles are still banned under treaty, credit W for breaking the treaty and ruining the safe MAD ground. But the thing about ABM’s is, they don’t work anywhere near well enough to keep the mutual destruction from still being assured. Even the most rosy scenario would have the ABM’s and lasers able to intercept and destroy fewer than half of incoming ICBM’s. So an attack from Russia would still wipe out the US, and vice-versa. What makes the Russians nervous about it is the idea that maybe a US president will come along who will say what the hell, maybe it would be ok to have the USA obliterated halfway in exchange for completely obliterating Russia. Remember the Persian Gulf War, where on CNN they made it seem like Patriot missiles were hitting everything incoming, it turned out they didn’t really do well at all. The tests they do of the GBMD likewise, they had to try twice just to shoot down something that wasn’t trying to not be shot down. The basi