Overkill

In the nuclear arms race, the Americans not only have insisted on having more destructive power than everyone else put together, they have insisted on overkill, more than enough ability to wipe out all life on earth several times over. This grossly excess capacity has no practical use as a deterrent and it greatly adds to the risk of accidental or terrorist-induced nuclear war.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)