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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: BS_Slayer
The problem with all nuclear weapons is the need for maintenance. The radiation eventually breaks down the electronics and they need replacing.
originally posted by: BS_Slayer
That being suggested, why is it that aerial delivery of nuclear bombs tends to remain the dominant part of national defense topics?
Does this mean however that if the element of complete anonymity were added to the equation, that such an act would be more viable?
I would imagine that in a nuclear blast any type of evidence that could be used to identify its origin would be incinerated, if not in a normal blast than one designed to leave its maker disguised.
Finding locations within many major cities would be a simple as buying or renting space and working on the perfect housing. Again, I'm not educated on these matters but would presume that once the devices are detonated, there would be no reaction because no one would know what happened until it was too late.
Feasibly, with enough funding, planning and effort, this could be done in more than one country. Some could argue that there would be too much intel for such a plan to manifest, but I believe that could be dealt with relatively easily, especially with a country like China.
So I'm wondering what the pros and cons of this angle of attack would be, and why aerial delivery would even make sense in the 21st century?