Saturday, August 1, 2015

#213 / Every Home Should Have One

Here is engineer Phil Hoover, with his compact, 12-foot long nuclear bomb that is three times more powerful than that "Little Boy" bomb the United States dropped on Hiroshima some seventy years ago. Hey, it wasn't easy to get here. “I feel a real sense of accomplishment,” Hoover said.

Click that link above to find out more. For instance, taxpayers are financing the development of 400 of these little mini-nukes, at a cost of only $11 billion dollars. 

It's got to be worth it. Education and infrastructure may be collapsing (a flash flood recently knocked down a bridge, the failure of which closed Interstate 10 between California and Arizona), but I am definitely feeling a sense of pride and accomplishment, too, just like Phil Hoover, knowing that the pin-point precision of the guidance systems of these bombs will make it a lot more attractive actually to use them in real world conflicts. 

This is just what I've been hoping for. A nuclear bomb that we can actually use!

You have to admit that this is a fantastic accomplishment.

Every home should have one.

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  1. Interesting coincidence... I'm just re-reading Tom Clancy's "Sum of All Fears."

    Pocket nukes... an idea whose time has gone.

  2. Gary, the B61-12 is part of the U.S. disarmament plan. This sounds counter-intuitive only if you suffer intellectual myopia.

    "... the B61-12 will replace the existing B61-3, -4, -7 and -10 bombs. Moreover, fielding the B61-12 enables the retirement of the B83, the last U.S. megaton class weapon, in the mid-to-late 2020s."


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