posted on Dec, 15 2008 @ 08:17 PM
Regardless, the 'nuke' argument is both an easy way out, and an uneducated response. To be more specific:
If you nuke a carrier group, you've suddenly escalated the level of the game to 'Armageddon'. A nuclear device in that case should be considered
more of a game-changer, than of a tool to remove the battle-group. What such a thing would mean is not so much that a carrier sank, but that the
country whom launched the missile will shortly thereafter be radioactive, whether a controlled response or all-out.
And really, that's the reason countries develop Sunburn, Brahmos..
So they don't have to use nukes.