It is argued that nuclear weapons pose one of the greatest dangers not only to human life, but also the environment as a whole. According to the environmental scientists, nuclear weapons could cause climate changes, commonly known as nuclear winter, which could endanger the life on earth. Through extensive research, these scientists argue that a few Hiroshima-sized bombs, about 50-100, could generate more than enough soot and smoke to cause climate change (Harrell). Furthermore, nuclear weapons production causes water, soil, and air pollution. Many of the substances released in the process remain hazardous for several years. This kind of pollution poses health dangers to human beings, as well as other organisms. A good example of the dangers of nuclear weapons is the Hiroshima case, in Japan. Several years back since the nuclear attack in Hiroshima, the effects are still being felt (Chynoweth).
The American Intelligence Community comprises of different agencies of the United States government, which function disjointedly to undertake intelligence activities. Such member agencies include the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the United States Department of Defense, the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Department of State’s (DOS). The major function of the CIA is synchronize the collection of information undertakings of all State, Defense, as well as other federal agencies associated with foreign affair areas and national defense. On the other hand, one of the functions of the DOS is responsible for maintaining diplomatic relations with various countries throughout the world, especially those with particular interest to the United States. The agency promotes peace and stability in these particular countries, as well as aid developing countries institute stable economic environments (U.S. Department of State).
Chynoweth Brandon. Environmental Effects of Nuclear Weapons: The Basics. Retrieved from http://isnap.nd.edu/Lectures/nuclear_warfare/Environmental_Effects_of_Nuclear_War.p f
Harrell Eben. Why Nukes are the most urgent environmental threat, 2011. Retrieved from http://science.time.com/2011/02/25/why-nukes-are-the-most-urgent-environmental threat/
U.S. Department of State. What do We Do. Retrieved from http://careers.state.gov/learn/what we-do