posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 04:56 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
I guess that was a total and unmitigated failure of assumption. They spend hundreds of pages defining bomber, warhead, missile and even casing or
engine types down to pins and needles. 40mb of no tables, charts or graphics makes for a BIG document...and they just ASSuME'ed the Russians would
honor an implied limit. (sigh)
The Trust but Verify doctrine is obviously one Bush and Obama had never heard of, outside a text book or something. I mean... if that's how MIRV
wasn't included after it features as actual chapter headers in previous ones? Good Lord... We're in trouble with this bunch of buffoons.
You asked, so I found it. lol... No, this wouldn't do anything in space for defense, outside hitting other satellites or manned orbital craft. It's
too small. I did find that for factual reference before coming back tho. After all, it was only in the last few years I became aware of the U.S. and
Russia detonating megaton class weapons in low orbit. Crazy stuff..
Carried by U.S. and NATO nuclear-capable bombers and fighter jets, the B61-12 is an upgraded version of the B61, which was designed in 1963. The
thermonuclear bomb is guided by an Internal Guidance System and can glide to its target. The B61-12 version has four selectable yields — 0.3, 5, 10
and 50 kilotons — according to the Federation of American Scientists.
50kt would be absolutely no slouch on Earth...but for an asteroid or other object large enough to create a planetary concern? 50kt would make a crater
on it's surface and likely fail to even change it's course or speed, IMO.
edit on 20-4-2014 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)