If you want to know if something works, you use it, or at least test it.

Unless the something is a nuclear weapon.

Then we use computers and simulations in lieu of testing.  That seems reasonable…up to a point.

So why do we test our ICBMs, SLBMs, or bombers?  To make sure they work.

Vandenberg had a Minuteman III test this week and the Navy tested two Trident IIs this week as well.  Somewhere, I’m confident that a B-52 and a B-2 flew a mission.

So still no nuclear weapons tests?  I wonder if a ‘must-test’ metric even exists.

The idea that the U.S. not testing will keep someone like Iran or Syria from pursuing a nuclear weapons program is absurd at every level.


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