Can someone tell me why the Administration has chosen to thumb its nose at current efforts toward arms control by violating the SALT II treaty in launching that more-than-is-allowed B-52 bomber equipped to carry nuclear weapons?
1--Our nuclear stockpile already has an overkill capacity, being able to destroy the world a dozen times over.
2--All sane people know that to launch a heavy nuclear weapon, either as a first strike or in retaliation, will ultimately resuit in suicide for ourselves and the planet as a whole.
3--As Arkansas Sen. Dale Bumpers has noted, the Soviets have never been accused of deploying more weapons than the treaty specifically permitted; now they will feel free!
4--All the other members of NATO have urged the United States to keep the treaty.