- Dec 24, 2015
You can't stop the progress !No, on the contrast, the West reduce the QUANTITY of arsenal, but the improvement of QUALITY bring the threat of nuclear weapon to a whole new level. For example, before 1980s, US need 3 warheads for every Soviet Silo, but since CEP was narrowed less than 100m, they only need 2.
More importantly, with the technological progress, the conventional weapon can produce the damage as same as nuclear weapons in some circumstances.
In the France Arsenal, the number of warheads was slightly over 500 in the 90's. Now less than 300.
No more Megaton warhead. The max is the ASMPA with a 300kt.
No more tactical nuc (Pluton, Hades).
The deterrent subs was 6 in the 90's. 4 now.
GB made even more : just the Trident missile on subs. No more ground base or carry by jet missile. In the 200 warheads now.
The US arsenal reached 32000 warheads. less than 2000 now.
About the classical weapon : nothing to have to destruction power of a nuc. The mother of all bomb can't scratched a whole city alone.