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According to a Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the scheduled dismantling next year of some U.S. nuclear warhead components is being delayed in the event nuclear weapons are needed to divert a potentially dangerous asteroid hurtling toward Earth. The WSJ cited an April report by the Government Accountability Office as its source.
These nuclear components, which contain highly enriched uranium, will be retained “pending a senior-government evaluation of their use in planetary defense against earthbound asteroids,” the report said.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: SLAYER69
The Pentagon is using this as an excuse to maintain funding for the aging nuclear ICBM fleet. Beltway politics, that's all.
The Obama administration has dedicated a “sprawling new plant” in Kansas City, Mo.--bigger than the Pentagon-- to modernize “the aging weapons that the United States can fire from missiles, bombers and submarines,” The New York Times reports.
a reply to: Ophiuchus 13
However if there was some type of way to make a weak antimatter bomb that explodes and dissolves the large celestial objects fallout maybe that would prevent a scenario like in the movie Armageddon
originally posted by: Unity_99
They don't even need nukes, they use scalar and higher technologies and probably could decimate one by now. Why they play this game and pollute an poison everything is absolutely despicable.