The strategic role of nuclear weapons in national security
In 2013, North Korean General Kang Pyo-Yang stated “If we push the button, the missiles will blast off and their barrage will turn Washington the stronghold of American imperialists and the nest of evil and its followers into a sea of fire.” Focus your paper on the following questions:
1. Explain the structure and logic of the United States nuclear arsenal.
2. How do nuclear weapons play a role in the nation’s defense (you may have to look back at the arms race to answer this question)?