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The test was intended to evaluate the weapon’s “non-nuclear functions” and the capability of the F-16 fighter to successfully deploy the bomb. An F-16 fighter from Nellis Air Force Base dropped the “non-nuclear test assembly,” the NNSA said in a statement. “The successful test provides critical qualification data to validate that the baseline design meets military requirements,” said Brigadier General Michael Lutton, NNSA’s principal assistant deputy administrator for military application. The NNSA is part of the Department of Energy, which is charged with managing US nuclear weapons.
Nice that the US can develop nuclear weapons while denying it to most of the world.
originally posted by: roadgravel
And the other guys don't get their first one. I understand the idea that creating a nuke for the sole purpose of bombing someone on day 1 is not good. But then that puts it into the real of thought police.
I suppose what I am pointing out is the view from the other man's side. One country holds nukes over others heads and works to deny them an equal field. I wish nuclear weapons never existed.
"In order to placate his critics, in the media and in politics, Trump has given a blank check to his generals. So they are having a grand time right now, and they are testing all the weapons they've been wanting to test, but not been able to," said Brian Becker, director of the anti-war ANSWER coalition