8472 was going to destroy the Borg.
Remember World War Two?
I mentioned it earlier.
It was in all the papers.
What's a paper?
The US had two atom bombs.
Not so bad.
Starting to get annoying.
The point is that Truman, threatened to continue bombing city after city unless Japan surrendered unconditionally.
Which they did, fearful of a third strike.
Even though the US only had two bombs.
It's how you play the game of kings.
You win or you die.