Nuclear armaments served a specific and a particular purpose at a then needed time in a bygone era. The difficult use of the weapons brought to a close an episode of war that could have consumed many more lives had the weapons not been used. The purpose was fulfilled.
Today, in this era of a global economy dominated by international trade and commerce, cooperation between states and pacts between sovereign nations under the umbrella of the United Nations(UN), all signal that the time of nuclear proliferation has expired.
This age of civil diplomacy between nations must seek to end nuclear proliferation and to ensure the diversification from armaments to energy production of all atomic stocks.