Skip to comments.US's Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Being Dismantled
Posted on 10/25/2011 7:48:27 AM PDT by penelopesire
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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.
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’.
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.
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.
“We destroy our stockpile and China builds theirs”
A significant milestone for what and who?
Read State Dept Publication 5277 Freedom from War. You’ll find out who and what.
I’ll do that..thanks! Bet I already can guess though...lol.
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!
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.
Did you just compare a bullet to a nuclear warhead?
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.
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..
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?
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.
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..
“You are aware that the darned thing is so big it wont fit in the bomb bay of the B-1 or B-2, arent you? And that there is no way a B-52 could get close enough to its target to drop it?”
It would be cheaper to dispose of these 10 miles up over Iran or other locations in the Middle East:)
It's public knowledge that all of that work (final assembly, disassembly) of U.S. nukes is done at the Pantex Plant.
LOL!! True. The Navy is a better place for ICBMs(SLBMs).
I suppose the space program is a better example.
We have given up 25 megatons and ten megatons for .5 megaton pieces of crap. The Chinese are laughing at US.
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.