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Yes I think it's as physicist Freeman Dyson said, the science of nuclear winter predictions is atrocious, but who wants to correct it and be accused of being in favor of nuclear war? Another fantasy is the claim that the US can destroy the world with its nukes four times over:
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
The NUCLEAR WINTER is a fantasy. and we have WORSE that nukes
It can't happen. There aren't enough nukes.
originally posted by: Kashai
As we discussed earlier a full scale nuclear war would target the entire surface of the planet. And in response you mentioned that you did not think that would happen.
Another complete fantasy. The US can't even destroy itself once with its own nuclear arsenal, depending on how you define destroy. The average yield of a nuke in the US nuclear arsenal is somewhere in the ballpark of 500KT, each one of which can destroy 171 square miles. To destroy the entire land area of Earth with 500KT nukes you'd need 336,061 of them.
As far as I know of the subject what I have offered is exactly the intent of such a large nuclear arsenal. As expressed in the documentation I have offered, the US can destroy the world four times over with there nuclear arsenal.
That article uses a different definition of "destroy" than the preceding graphic. they are including damage so far from the blast the building isn't destroyed but just maybe gets some windows knocked out. The 171 square miles destruction per 500KT bomb is more like how I'd define destroy, the buildings would be leveled or severely damaged.
The United States' 2,150 deployed (operational) nuclear weapons have a total yield of around 1027 megatons, enough to completely level an area with a circumference of 6575km.
Further, the destruction capacity of the bombs depends on a range of factors: the kinds of bombs (detailed below), how high and where they are set off, as well as the type of destruction being talked about (instant damage, or the long term consequences of radiation, cloud cooling, and so on).
Globally however, according to the 2010 Blackaby Papers, there are at least 23,000 nuclear weapons in existence, sufficient to wipe out the entire human population of the planet many times over.
The exact destruction ability of the United State´s nuclear stocks is difficult to calculate. teleSUR´s figures do not include the additional 2,500 bombs in reserve storage, or the 3,000 or so that are awaiting dismantlement. The exact figure is secret, but a report published by Hans Kristensen and Roberto Norris last year, titled U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2013, and used for this article, is likely the most accurate available.
Nun weg von meiner ansicht
Ten NATO member countries have advanced a confidence-building plan for NATO and Russia that could lead to treaties to reduce the tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.
However in the meantime, NATO is moving forwards with a plan to upgrade its tactical nuclear weapons with precision guidance that would make them equivalent to strategic weapons in effects and to carry them on stealth aircraft that are much more survivable against modern air defenses.
Depleted uranium (DU; also referred to in the past as Q-metal, depletalloy or D-38) is uranium with a lower content of the fissile isotope U-235 than natural uranium. (Natural uranium contains about 0.72% of its fissile isotope U-235, while the DU used by the U.S. Department of Defense contain 0.3% U-235 or less). Uses of DU take advantage of its very high density of 19.1 g/cm3 (68.4% denser than lead). Civilian uses include counterweights in aircraft, radiation shielding in medical radiation therapy and industrial radiography equipment, and containers for transporting radioactive materials. Military uses include armor plating and armor-piercing projectiles.
Most depleted uranium arises as a by-product of the production of enriched uranium for use as fuel in nuclear reactors and in the manufacture of nuclear weapons. Enrichment processes generate uranium with a higher-than-natural concentration of lower-mass-number uranium isotopes (in particular U-235, which is the uranium isotope supporting the fission chain reaction) with the bulk of the feed ending up as depleted uranium, in some cases with mass fractions of U-235 and U-234 less than a third of those in natural uranium. Since U-238 has a much longer half-life than the lighter isotopes, DU emits less alpha radiation than natural uranium. DU from nuclear reprocessing has different isotopic ratios from enrichment–by-product DU, from which it can be distinguished by the presence of U-236.
DU used in US munitions has 60% of the radioactivity of natural uranium. Trace transuranics (another indicator of the use of reprocessed material) have been reported to be present in some US tank armor.
wow a japanese singer. but he looks more black than yellow. I;ll wager 100 dollars that it is you in the video.
originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: cavtrooper7
About 15 years ago I had a conversation with someone over something that was then called a "Nuclear Shield". Essentially the missies designed to take out satellites could be armed with a tactical nuke,