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Deeper Harder Faster

August 24, 2009

ARE WE MAN enough to do what it takes to destroy Iran’s imagined underground nuclear bomb factories?

[Retired four-star Air Force general Chuck] Wald says U.S. bombs could hit them.

“There are new weapons that have been developed. They’re coming along pretty quick. There’s a 30,000-pound penetrator [bomb] that the Air Force is getting ready to field, that penetrates quite a bit” he says.

The bomb, known as the “massive ordnance penetrator,” is designed to destroy deeply buried targets, such as hardened concrete facilities and tunnels. [NPR]

“It’s the sexiest damn weapon I’ve ever encountered,” purred the fictitious Chuck Wald in my head.

[Via: IOZ and commenter “Nony.”]

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