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The Pentagon confirms ISIL tried to use mustard gas on U.S. troops. Should we use nuclear weapons against the group?

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  • I don't agree that we should use nuclear weapons agains ISIL

    While the discovery that ISIL attempted to use mustard gas against American troops is shocking, retaliating with nuclear weapons is not justifiable. Collateral damage and the introduction of nuclear detonations in the modern era would be only two detrimental effects of using nuclear arms. Granted, we must now use more aggressive tactics and weaponry against ISIL but nuclear must be avoided at all costs.

  • Nuclear weaponry would spread too far

    Nuclear weaponry would spread too far, and become dangerous to the group's neighbors. The use of nuclear weapons is too dangerous because any effects to the group hit will probably also hit our allies in close regions. They have to be taken out with a more direct from that doesn't endanger allies.

  • No, we should not use nuclear weapons against ISIL

    We cannot use nuclear weapons against ISIL. However, the United States absolutely has the right to use military force to wipe out the group. We should increase our bombing, and send in special forces troops to destroy the Islamic State. Nuclear weapons would not be effective, and they would cause too many civilian casualties.

  • No, the United States should not use nuclear weapons against the group ISIL.

    No, the United States should not use nuclear weapons against the group ISIL. I believe that nuclear weapons should never be used again. In particular with ISIL, the United States is participating in a unified attack on the group therefore the United States troops cannot act alone. After the attempt by ISIL to harm U.S. troops with mustard gas, I do believe that there needs to be more direct action.


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