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As you weave through interstate traffic, you're unlikely to notice another plain-looking Peterbilt tractor-trailer rolling along in the right-hand lane. The government plates and array of antennas jutting from the cab's roof would hardly register. You'd have no idea that inside the cab an armed federal agent operates a host of electronic countermeasures to keep outsiders from accessing his heavily armored cargo: a nuclear warhead with enough destructive power to level downtown San Francisco.
In 2010, DOE inspectors were tipped off to alcohol abuse among the truckers. They identified 16 alcohol-related incidents between 2007 and 2009, including one in which agents were detained by local police at a bar after they'd stopped for the night with their atomic payload.
There have also been accidents. In 1996, a driver flipped his trailer on a two-lane Nebraska hill road after a freak ice storm, sending authorities scrambling to secure its payload of two nuclear bombs and return them to a nearby Air Force base.
Originally posted by cwg100
s 30 minutes.
The trucks travel on normal roads at normal times of the day. There are certain facilities they travel between, and we were told a convoy had been through the city we were in just that morning. We could surmise from what they said exactly where the trucks had left from (Texas) and where they were going (Idaho). Our city apparently is on a main route between a couple of facilities nuclear material is transferred from and to.
Originally posted by stirling
Fifty trained men could take down a convoy no problem....
They arent that heavily armed, and they arent that many they couldnt be neutralised.
What you would do with the goods however is another matter....