Saturday, May 8, 2010
In the article, "Pakistan test-fires pair of ballistic missiles," reported by CNN, it described the horrors of an ever-growing risk of nuclear terrorism. According to CNN reporters, the Pakistani government has test-fired their first long-range ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The missiles have an effective range of 400 miles and could easily target many of the neighboring countries. Ironically, these test launches were just a couple weeks after the nuclear treaty talks hosted by President Obama. What does this mean for society? If terrorists get their hands on nuclear warheads, there won't be another Cold War, they will just unleash them, no questions asked. While the rest of the world is starting to give up their nuclear arms, Pakistan and many other countries in the Middle East are continuing to direct resources toward research. Many of these governments are unstable and corrupt. If research continues, nuclear power is much more likely to fall into the hands of radical groups such as the Taliban.