Nuclear Deterrence

According to Reuters, North Korea claims the reason it’s building nuclear weapons is to have a deterrent allowing the country to reduce the size of its conventional military forces, thereby allowing more money to be injected into the struggling economy.

Call me crazy, but I don’t expect the million-man army to suddenly disappear if the United States gives in. I don’t particularly relish the idea of metal containers full of radioactive material pointed at my home and only half an ocean away.

I often wonder if there’s a way to spread cultural and political tolerance beyond its current boundaries. Biblically, I’m not expecting world peace anytime soon, but it’s still something I long for. It feels like we’re in the middle of Cold War II. It’s very frustrating that we need sites like this. (I do not, however, believe we need the Patriot Act.)