The Purpose of Conventional Armies for Self-Defence




 
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Boots
 
March 25th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 

Topic: The Purpose of Conventional Armies for Self-Defence


Why not just arm yourself with plentiful nuclear missile silos and completely disband your army?
March 25th, 2005  
WarMachine
 
 
How would a nuclear nation respond to terrorist threats then? You need some sort of an army to respond to small groups of insurgents. The nuclear states are also home to some of the largest armies in the world, there's a reason for that. They can afford military expenditures that allow a nuclear arsenal to back up the power of the country as well as make them deterred from attack by another country.
March 26th, 2005  
MadeInChina
 
well to think of it if the enemy attacks you and they are inside ur hinterland are u gonna nuke urself????
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Boots
March 26th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Urbanboy
well to think of it if the enemy attacks you and they are inside ur hinterland are u gonna nuke urself????
Very good point.


Plus remember, you can't just nuke in every situation. The bad guys will know this, so they might do a series of smaller offenses again and again. Are you willing to end your own country because a few minor offenses? Responding with violence with one thing, but it needs to be controlled and measured.
March 26th, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
how would u defend against any mobilized attack?
March 26th, 2005  
Knightraptor
 
And also remember that armies also provide logistical/medical/etc. help during natural distasters.
March 26th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
Locked for being pointless.