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Originally posted by SteveR
Heard of Theodore B. Taylor? Probably not. Senior nuclear physicist and bomb designer at Los Alamos. Died in 2004. His pre-9/11 science books talked alot about nuclear demolition and potential terrorism, in one book he speculated on the possibility of nuclear devices being used to demolish the World Trade Center.
Read "The Curve of Binding Energy". Oh no doubt you will call his work "tripe", eh?
Nuclear Directed Energy Weapon (NDEW) Tested Prior to 1994
Unclassified. Fact that underground tests at the NTS have been a part of the NDEW research program.
Nuclear Directed Energy Weapon (NDEW) Program - DOE/1994
The Nuclear Directed Energy Weapon (NDEW) program involves tailored use of nuclear explosives and has the potential for making a significant contribution to strategic defense. The reason for
classifying NDEW information is to avoid aiding potential adversaries in:
(1) developing NDEWs;
(2) promoting the development of
(3) developing new strategies or shifts in
deployments that could reduce the effectiveness of U.S. NDEWs.
10a The fact that the DOE is interested in or conducting research on NDEW concepts of certain specified generic types of output; i.e., x rays, visible light, microwaves, charged particles, and kinetic
10b. Classified. Details of NDEW designs and outputs.
11a. Unclassified. General programmatic information (e.g., meetings, travel, construction, equipment procurement) not revealing technical status or program scope.
11b. Classified. Information that reveals the technical status or program scope of any type of NDEW.
12a. Unclassified. Fact that underground tests at the NTS have been a part of the NDEW research program.
13a. Unclassified. Association with NTS of nuclear explosive driven x- ray lasers or an unspecified NDEW, provided that the association does not relate to a specific nuclear event.
13b. Classified. Association of a nuclear explosive driven x-ray laser or an unspecified NDEW with a specific nuclear event.
Originally posted by Insolubrious
trying to debunk the usage of NDEW or similar micro nuke tech is some what futile since most information is considered classified and we simply can't go any further in giving a precise explaination without more information being declassified, like this for example.
Look at this massive mushroom cloud! What caused that?