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US's Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Being Dismantled
ABC NEWS ^ | October 25, 2011 | BETSY BLANEY

Posted on 10/25/2011 7:48:27 AM PDT by penelopesire

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To: penelopesire
Dismantling these are stupid because those of us who live in reality know nuclear weapons will be around until the end of mankind. We are never going to get rid of our weapons and everyone knows it. They will always be on earth, because there will never be a way for the world to destroy them all at the same time, without any doubt they got them all, and then keeping them from ever being made again. If we did live in this fantasy world it might just make conventional war between two enemies who formerly had nukes breakout. We will never have complete peace.
101 posted on 10/26/2011 6:00:23 AM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (Support Herman Cain in the Republican Primary! Donate and Campaign for Herman Cain!)
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To: Mr. Quarterpanel
It is up to the Air Force and the subcontractors.

It's my understanding that the Air Force wants to get out of the ICBM business anyway and offload that deterrence responsibility to the Navy. They want to concentrate their resources on defense of/attack from space. Nukes are so 20th century. The 21st century is about information weapons.

102 posted on 10/26/2011 6:48:38 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

I agree that there will never be complete peace...it is a fantasy..a fantasy that has caused millions of deaths...much like globull warming and ‘saving the planet’.


103 posted on 10/26/2011 6:54:09 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: NVDave
Folks should understand that nukes need maintenance.

That makes me wonder about the readiness of Russia's ICBM fleet. They haven't much money to spread around to maintain their military. How much of it went to ICBM/warhead maintenance would be interesting to know.

104 posted on 10/26/2011 6:56:02 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior
Dismantling these are stupid because those of us who live in reality know nuclear weapons will be around until the end of mankind.

They are well on their way to being replaced. Kinetic weapons launched from space or from U.S. Navy rail guns can inflict nearly the amount of damage minus the messiness that small/medium sized nukes leave behind. The real interesting DARPA project currently underway is ArcLight. If it can be brought to fruition the Chinese will have a lot more to worry about then our carriers.

105 posted on 10/26/2011 7:07:22 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Buchal

“We destroy our stockpile and China builds theirs”


Yup. And we should have kept the battleships, and the Sherman tanks, and the P-51 Mustangs, and the B-29 Superfortress, and the WWI bi-planes, and the Revolutionary War rifles. sarc/


106 posted on 10/26/2011 8:01:36 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: penelopesire

A significant milestone for what and who?

Read State Dept Publication 5277 Freedom from War. You’ll find out who and what.


107 posted on 10/26/2011 9:36:06 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I’ll do that..thanks! Bet I already can guess though...lol.


108 posted on 10/26/2011 1:12:01 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Bigg Red

Thank you sincerely,its amazing that so many can not add 2 plus 2 and get 4! Now we have an avowed Communist who Hates America and tried to force Shria Law on Kenya just the summer before he illegally campaigned for our Nation’s Most Powerful and Important Office and there he reeks his Hatred today upon Our Dear and Loved AMERICA!


109 posted on 10/26/2011 2:23:42 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: GraceG

IIRC I think he destroyed the ENTIRE system, I don’t know where you’re getting 7/8’s from. He would also be very enthusiastic in correcting you.


110 posted on 10/26/2011 3:06:59 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: SunTzuWu

Did you just compare a bullet to a nuclear warhead?


111 posted on 10/26/2011 3:10:53 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: penelopesire

The dirtier radiation fallout dangerous weapons are lower yield ones, but in lib land, it does not compute.

A stupid fat dog would not enlist jackals and wolves to fight a master for free food, only liberals do that.


112 posted on 10/26/2011 3:28:15 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: penelopesire

we won’t love it when his plan comes together...
what a POS POTUS.. I wonder what the generals are thinking, they must see the destruction of our country before them by ohbamma mamba jamma lenin khoemeini’s policies as intentional, do they have a backup plan if ordered by the president to block the polling booths in time of martial law..


113 posted on 10/26/2011 3:43:21 PM PDT by aces
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To: aces

You are aware that the darned thing is so big it won’t fit in the bomb bay of the B-1 or B-2, aren’t you? And that there is no way a B-52 could get close enough to its target to drop it?


114 posted on 10/26/2011 3:48:50 PM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: penelopesire

Seriously, it isn’t about the size of the bomb or how powerful it is, not even when they started dismantling, it is about the white flag this freak is waving to the world. He is systematically dismantling everything this country stands for. It is one of two things either he is intentionally weakening this countries, strength, finances and constitution for an overthrow. Or he is desperate for votes and is throwing a bone to every group that is out there. Either way, this nation will never be the same after this terrorist leaves office.


115 posted on 10/26/2011 3:59:41 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: SoJoCo

No, but getting rid of old weaponry seems realistic, we could if we wanted the same bang always throw 2 of smaller size..I just hope obamma isn’t on this if we got rid of nukes the world would stabilize BS commie crud..


116 posted on 10/26/2011 4:05:10 PM PDT by aces
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To: SoJoCo

“You are aware that the darned thing is so big it won’t fit in the bomb bay of the B-1 or B-2, aren’t you? And that there is no way a B-52 could get close enough to its target to drop it?”


Don’t start being rational, now. Some want to keep it anyway, because it makes a bigger BOOOM than other nukes. Never mind it could never be delivered to a target.


117 posted on 10/26/2011 5:47:42 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: penelopesire

It would be cheaper to dispose of these 10 miles up over Iran or other locations in the Middle East:)


118 posted on 10/27/2011 3:46:00 AM PDT by Evergolightly (One's conclusions are founded in the path travelled.)
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To: Yosemitest
why Obama would release information on where the B53 was, before it was dismantled.

It's public knowledge that all of that work (final assembly, disassembly) of U.S. nukes is done at the Pantex Plant.

119 posted on 10/27/2011 5:35:15 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: Campion
It's NOT public knowledge on WHEN that work (final assembly, disassembly) of U.S. nukes is done.
WHY would a Fascist ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN CHIEF want the terrorists to know?
120 posted on 10/27/2011 8:23:24 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Tonytitan
...Nukes are so 20th century...

LOL!! True. The Navy is a better place for ICBMs(SLBMs).

121 posted on 10/28/2011 5:03:09 AM PDT by Mr. Quarterpanel (I am not an actor, but I play one on TV)
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To: chessplayer

I suppose the space program is a better example.


122 posted on 10/29/2011 10:50:13 PM PDT by Buchal ("Two wings of the same bird of prey . . .")
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

We have given up 25 megatons and ten megatons for .5 megaton pieces of crap. The Chinese are laughing at US.


123 posted on 10/31/2011 9:51:35 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: TomasUSMC

I don’t think that’s a true truth except strictly from a pure megatonnage aspect. That’s like saying a 500 hp ported and blueprinted and blown Chevy engine sitting since 1957 in that crate over there will beats this freshly-tuned Porsche roadster.

The engine isn’t even in a thing with four wheels on it, we suspect it’s in fine shape but don’t really know if it will even turn over; it might be seized. We strongly suspect we would we be able to easily and rapidly get any part we’d need to install it into a waiting car frame... but you never know, some weird something might not be readily available. We really don’t even know if the engine hoist we have around the shop can lift that old B-53.

In short, we’ve scrapped an old POS which probably hasn’t been meaningfully tested in 40 years (!) and while we haven’t acquired in recent times anything new, anything in our arsenal is massively more deliverable, and deliverable to a with much more accurate targeting (thus not needed to be that powerful), reliable, and it would not surprise me if the electronic firing circuitry we have currently in use would never work with that old thing.

There might be some “sentimental” value (if you can get sentimental over an H-bomb) but nothing in terms of practical reality has been lost.


124 posted on 11/01/2011 7:07:07 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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