posted on May, 4 2010 @ 02:20 PM
Respectfully, I disagree with your premise. The US military is far and away the most advanced in the world. Everybody knows it. It's suicide to go to
war with us. That fact is a major deterrent. Now, for the other countries, it's a different story. If you're just a little poodle at a poker table
full of big bad german shepherds (visualize that... aaah) then you probably want to keep your cards to yourself.
Nuclear weapons is a different story... Israel is a unique case, but all the other nations that have nuclear stockpiles mainly display their arsenal
as the ultimate trump card for military defense. Nobody f***s with someone - at least not in a direct military conflict - if that someone is known to
have a nuclear weapon. Israel does not acknowledge their stockpile publicly because if they did, they would have to enter the Nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty, and for whatever reason they don't want to play by those rules. Reason is debatable.