Here's hoping Congress does a little refresh homework, and does NOT let the amped up war mongering, wanna be missile lobbing jack aye's just cut loose on clueless heartstrings of libuhrulTic bleeding terrorist sympathizing and/or the hype of cowboy glory days dreams, and deplete or exhaust our military resources to extinction.<quoted text>ped-o-philes such as urself love war when their nobel peace prize winning mooslim supports war, eh?
Especially being as the situation has already been screwed up enough.
With Sooo many SHIPS full of BOOTS of American lives in place ALREADY-Congress DOES needs to stand up and DEMAND some GROUND RULES and Regulations in this game of battleships in the faces of. Two years ago (upon the invasion of LIBYA) would've been better, but better late than never.
Of SALT I, SALT II, START and the-
Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
Officially Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water
Treaty that prohibits all tests of nuclear weapons except those conducted underground. U.S.-Soviet test-ban talks began after concerns arose in the 1940s and '50s about the dangers of radioactive fallout from above-ground nuclear tests. These talks made little progress until the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. In the following year, Britain, the U.S., and the Soviet Union signed the treaty, and more than 100 other governments soon followed. France and China were notable nonsignatories. In 1996 the treaty was replaced by the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty, which will not take effect until it is signed by all 44 countries with nuclear power plants. India refuses to do so on the ground that the treaty lacks disarmament provisions and permits nonexplosive testing. See also Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
*Notable references of question: WHO has NOT signed onto this treaty.
If there was any arms race in the region, India has won it, at whatever the cost may be. But the claims to have good neighbourly relations, with MFN-status, no-war pact or no-first-use nuclear arsenal are just a dream seemingly never to come true.
In April this year India yanked open the door of the exclusive ICBM (International Ballistic Missile) club with the first test of Agni-V. Now, if DRDO is to be believed, India has quietly gate-crashed into an even more exclusive club of nuclear-tipped submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs). The most ironic part of this achievement on part of India is that New Delhi had been able to successfully keep it as a secret ‘black project’.
The annual awards function of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) the other day witnessed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh handing over the “technology leadership award” to a scientist, A K Chakrabarti, of the Hyderabad-based DRDL lab, for the “successful development” of the country’s first SLBM. This capability has been acquired only by four nations, the US, Russia, France and China.