[QUOTE=bitonti;4242123]If Iran did this, wild scenario, create a bomb, smuggle it into a major US city (without killing the delivery man), they'd be glowing. we have 5000 nukes. we'd literally wipe em off the face of the Earth. Mutually Assured Destruction was real in the cold war and it's just as real today.
you make all these statements like I hate America or whatever but I live in reality. and the reality is no one's ever used nukes, except us.
oh and for the record 1 major US city would be a tragedy but it wouldn't decapitate the USA. not even close.[/QUOTE]
MAD made sense when missile launch was the likely method of delivery, since there would be enough warning that a first strike would be responded to, and it was easy to track the source