Pentagon lies about our new nice guy “survivable” atomic warheads

Click to enlargephoto on the right shows what survived in Hiroshima. NOTHING!

The U.S. Defense Department said on Tuesday the Navy had fielded a low-yield, submarine-launched ballistic missile warhead, something the Pentagon believes is needed to deter adversaries like Russia but which critics say lowers the threshold for using nuclear weapons.

Low-yield nuclear weapons, while still devastating, have a strength of less than 20 kilotons. The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, in August 1945, had about the same explosive power.

“This supplemental capability strengthens deterrence and provides the United States a prompt, more survivable low-yield strategic weapon,” John Rood, the under secretary of defense for policy, said…

“President Trump now has a more usable nuclear weapon that is a dangerous solution in search of a problem,” said Kingston Reif, director for disarmament and threat reduction policy at the Arms Control Association…

This will kill and main about as many folks as did the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. 135,000 minimum. Take the time to read HIROSHIMA by John Hersey. A book I grew up with…fortunately. Rent the video of HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR. Learn what the Pentagon thinks is “survival” – and what it really looks and feels like.

3 thoughts on “Pentagon lies about our new nice guy “survivable” atomic warheads

  1. WMD says:

    To help the world better understand the possible effects of a nuclear explosion, Alex Wellerstein, a historian of science at the Stevens Institute of Technology, created an interactive browser app called Nukemap.
    Nukemap allows users to build a hypothetical nuclear bomb and drop it anywhere on Earth. Using declassified equations and models about nuclear weapons and their effects, the app is able to crunch the numbers, then render the results as graphics inside Google Maps. The first version of Wellerstein’s tool came out in February 2012.
    Just select a target then enter yield of bomb in kilotons and select options (height above ground of the explosion, causalities, radioactive fallout etc) and click the ‘detonate’ button.
    p/s: you can drag the target marker after you have detonated the nuke.

    U.S. Air Force General ‘Buck’ Turgidson (George C. Scott) advocates a first strike on the USSR in “Dr. Strangelove” (1964)
    See also

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