“I have never seen a greater danger to the world than this.”—President Barack Obama, on the possibility of a nuclear war between the US and North Korea.
But this sentiment has also been echoed in the aftermath of the North Korean nuclear test, which has prompted many to question the wisdom of the US military buildup in the region.
Here are 10 key questions about the US nuclear arsenal and how it relates to the threat posed by North Korea, according to US president Barack Obama.
What is a nuclear weapon?
Nuclear weapons are powerful, destructive devices.
They can kill, cripple, and destroy large parts of a population, but they cannot cause widespread or irreversible damage.
There is no doubt that they can be used for purposes of war, but in the case of North Korea they are the most powerful weapon on the planet.
They are capable of inflicting enormous damage on a city or country, as well as crippling an entire nation.
The US nuclear force was designed to fight a conventional war, not a nuclear one.
What are nuclear weapons made of?
There are a number of different types of nuclear warheads that are commonly used in the US arsenal.
The most common is the B61-12, a solid-fuel nuclear warhead.
This bomb is extremely powerful and is usually deployed with two or three warheads in each warhead cycle.
The B61 is designed to penetrate an enemy’s nuclear warframe in a single strike.
It is designed for the purpose of destroying a target’s central command, logistics and control system, as it will detonate at a high enough yield that the impact will create massive damage to the target.
This weapon can also be used in a limited number of simultaneous strikes on a target that have the effect of inflicting massive damage.
The range of the B1B is limited to a maximum of about 3,000 kilometres, so it has a range of between about 1,200 and 3,500 kilometres.
These weapons have a range that would be very difficult to penetrate even with a conventional missile, but can be effective at a distance of about 500 kilometres.
What types of weapons are deployed in the North?
The US has a number, and the most common are the B58, the B52, and B52-1.
The other two are B61 and B62.
These are both solid-fuels warheads.
Solid-fuel warheads can be deployed with a single bomb or a cluster bomb.
A cluster bomb can be loaded with multiple warheads.
Each bomb will have multiple warheads, each of which can be detonated individually.
Each warhead can have up to 10 warheads.
In other words, if there are 10 bombs on a B58-2, then 10 bombs will be detonated on the B62-2.
The number of warheads on a cluster weapon depends on the bomb’s design.
The main difference between a cluster and a solid fuel weapon is the number of weapons that can be carried on the vehicle.
The solid fuel bomb has fewer warheads than a cluster, but the warheads have to be mounted on the side of the vehicle, not the front.
The primary reason that the US deploys solid-fuelled warheads is to prevent a conventional strike on the North, but these warheads can also act as deterrents against a nuclear attack.
Why is North Korea testing more of its nuclear weapons?
The United States has not had a large number of nuclear weapons in its arsenal for several decades.
The advent of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s regime in the 1990s, followed by the development of the hydrogen bomb, prompted the US to consider a new policy toward North Korea that focused on preventing North Korea from acquiring nuclear weapons.
However, the US has not been able to deter North Korea’s nuclear development from occurring because it has not developed enough nuclear weapons to deter an enemy such as North Korea or Iran from acquiring such weapons.
In the early 1990s the US had about 40 nuclear warheads, including B61 warheads.
By 2010 there were more than 60, including five B62 warheads.
At that time the US did not have the ability to strike the North at a strategic level, but now that North Korea is not developing a nuclear bomb, it is possible that the threat from the North has diminished, or is at least declining.
What impact will nuclear weapons have on the future of the world?
While the US will continue to develop its nuclear arsenal, the potential for North Korea to develop a nuclear capability is a serious threat to the entire world.
The world faces an unprecedented threat from nuclear weapons, and nuclear weapons are capable only of causing great harm to people and destroy entire nations.
The nuclear threat posed to the global community is very real and it is a major obstacle to achieving a nuclear disarmament treaty.
However it is important to note that the threats posed by nuclear weapons and the global nuclear community are not limited to the US.
Countries such as Iran, China, and Russia have also demonstrated a willingness to use nuclear weapons against the US, and they pose a significant threat to regional stability. A