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Originally posted by Brother Stormhammer
it's worth pointing out that the potential 'target audience' (and doesn't THAT take on a new meaning in this context?) for the Crockett wouldn't have to 'reverse engineer' a nuclear warhead...the Warsaw Pact forces were well-stocked with tactical and theater nuclear weapons already.
Originally posted by Now_Then
Just had a thought... What if the bomb is somehow a dud? You enemy would really appreciate the delivery of weapons grade material... And a nice bomb that they can backwardly engineer.
Originally posted by punkinworks
If the us hadnt used the bomb against the japanese, and the war was still won, then the world would have certainly experienced a nuclear war by the sixties or seventies.
It was only the fear of the horror that would be unleashed that kept them in check.
If the world hadnt experienced, first hand, those horrors, it wouldnt have feared nuclear weapons like it did and would haqve used them when the tensions got too high.
Originally posted by jsobecky
Good point. Maybe it was a good thing that we dropped those bombs? One live test is so much more convincing than 100 field tests or underground blasts. We got to see firsthand the devastation that we could unleash. It was a great deterrent for future use.
Originally posted by mdiinican
3 miles isn't well within the blast radius. It's within the area that would be affected by the fallout, but it's not like the crew would be blown away in the explosion.
Originally posted by earthman4
I knew the US had suicide bombers. Anyone with this bomb would die using it.