posted on May, 3 2011 @ 08:13 PM
reply to post by FOXMULDER147
Considering ballistic missiles can deliver a warhead within a 100-meter radius... a strategic nuclear exchange is exactly that - strategic.
The best Pakistan could hope for is to smuggle a few in and detonate them at ground level or inside of a private aircraft over a target. This is,
typically, much less preferable to a symmetric detonation pattern of megaton-yield warheads at optimal altitudes.
Though it does depend upon the target.
In either case - both China and Pakistan are irrelevant as nuclear threats to the U.S. from a strategic warfare standpoint. This is why SDI and
similar programs were cut following the fall of the USSR - a practical ballistic missile arsenal is simply not easy to field and maintain - the threat
of strategic nuclear exchange is practically zero in today's world.