posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:23 PM
What's the big deal here? It's a nuclear powered missile. For god's sakes theres a 20MT thermonuclear weapon sitting at the top of the missile and
people are worried about the powerplant?
If the missile were to explode in flight, the least of our worries would be the powerplant blowing up! Sure, the radiation would leak into our
atmosphere, but the 1000s of nuclear tests in the last 50 years have done anything bad? The effects from Chernobyl are barely noticeable now, except
in the "exclusion zone" immediately around the reactor. And that was the single greatest nuclear disaster in the world!
What would the use be for a "loitering missile" when there's ICBM equiped submarines at a constant state of readiness, not to mention the