Which is more dangerous: a bomb or a weapon?
There are a lot of people in America who think that America is at war.
They think that we have been attacked.
We’ve been attacked, they say, and it’s time for us to fight back.
And yet, there is one weapon that we need to have on the battlefield, and that is a nuclear weapon.
But is it a weapon that is necessary or necessary to save our country?
Or is it just an idea that can be used for good?
That is the question that we are going to tackle tonight on CBS News Nightly News.
That is one of the most difficult questions of our time.
The first question we are gonna ask tonight is this: How can we defeat a nuclear attack?
Because it’s the biggest threat we face.
The second question we’re gonna ask is this — and we are not going to ask any other question tonight.
We are going for it tonight.
There is no question in our minds that we must defeat a potential nuclear attack on the United States of America.
We have to.
We cannot allow the world to lose hope in our nation.
We must rebuild the confidence that people around the world have in our ability to protect them.
We’re not going back to the Cold War, where we had to fight a nuclear war, with an American president, or with an Israeli president.
We know that Israel has never tested nuclear weapons, nor does Iran.
So, our allies and our enemies have to believe that we will be prepared to use them.
And we will.
We will defend them with every weapon at our disposal.
And this is going to be a war unlike any we’ve ever seen before, for our own safety.
We stand at the brink of a war that has already begun.
So tonight, we’re going to take a deep dive into some of the threats that we face as a country.
But we also have to remember, we have to be strong, we must be united, and we have a responsibility to do all of this.
Let me start by saying that America and Israel have a lot in common.
We share a common love of freedom and the pursuit of justice for all people.
And so, it is only right that we should come together and share this responsibility.
But let me also say, let me say this.
We believe that our relationship is stronger than ever before.
We look forward to a stronger relationship and more security for our people and for our allies.
And as we continue to work together to build a stronger alliance, we also know that this is not an American issue.
This is an international issue.
And that is why I am asking for your help tonight.
Tonight, we are asking for you to help us take on this enemy.
Tonight on CBS Nightly, we will start with a very important question that is coming up in America.
You are the American people.
Are you ready for it?
I know that some Americans are.
And if we don’t do this, then, we may as well give up.
We don’t want to see another war.
We want to live in a world that is stronger.
But, we want to get to that world together, and so tonight, I’m asking you, are you ready?
Are you willing to stand with Israel, with our friends and allies, and with those who love our country, and who believe in our democracy, to defend it and to save it?
Tonight, I ask that you stand with us.
Let’s get to work.
I am confident that I know what it takes to be commander in chief.
The only question that remains tonight is, are we ready?
And we are.
[Applause] (END VIDEO CLIP) We’ve just wrapped up CBS Night for the first time this year, and, as we begin the show, we can’t wait to get started.
Welcome back to our hour of terror.
I’m Scott Pelley.
Thank all of you for joining us tonight.
It’s a privilege to be here.
And I’m so proud to be the host of this hour of news.
I’ve got a lot to share.
I want to start by talking about the nuclear deal.
It was an enormous deal for us.
We all know that the deal was an incredibly important accomplishment.
But what we don�t know is just how much it will do for the world.
And how much of a bargain it is for the American economy, and the United Nations, and all of us, as a result of it.
It will not only help America, it will help the world as well.
But it will also help America more than anything else.
Because, at this point, the deal has been signed, it has been put into place, it was finalized, and — and then, there was the second half of the deal.
So this is a very big deal.
But there is another, and a much bigger, thing that we don`t know.
It is the deal that will