Disarmament and International Security Committee


Desiree Chong

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Committee: DISEC Topic: Missile Defense Country: United Mexican States

Recognising the massively destructive potential of nuclear weaponry after the astonishing end of World War II, devastatingly large bombs were introduced, growing in size and destructive power every year. Therefore, the missile-defense system was setup to prevent the destructive power of atomic weaponry and attacks. In principle, the idea is promising, however, in reality, the opposite is true. The nascent notion of Mutually Assured Destruction currently deters countries from using their nuclear stockpile and launching devastating nuclear attacks. Following recent developments, efforts towards missile defense are intricately interwoven with the notion of mutually-assured destruction promoting nuclear deterrence. In line with the United Mexican Statesā€™ stance that nuclear weapons cannot be justified under the right to self-defence or mutually assured destruction, the United Mexican State therefore condemns the use of missile defense. She believes that the only way for countries to be at peace is for a nuclear free world. Such a powerful technology was created with the end goal of preventing nuclear attacks. However, as technology advances, the contrary is actually true. Countries with access to both nuclear weaponry, or other dangerous missiles, and missile defense can disrupt geopolitical stability as they give these countries leverage over countries without access to missile defense. These countries can abuse the technology and launch attacks on other countries without the fear of retaliation. This will in turn lead to more violence and upset in the world. Furthermore, the presence of missile defense systems could encourage the development of nuclear weaponry and more lethal arms. This could result in another nuclear arms race to develop more intricate and advanced nuclear weapons that cannot be intercepted, destructed or detected by missile defense technology, leading to more tension and fear in the world which could also disrupt international relations. This will also lead to reduced tra...

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