Nuclear bunker busters, Iran

It’s not very likely that USA would use such a weapon (1 megaton atomic bomb) against the nuclear facilities in Iran

I’m sorry, is there a question here?

No, it is not likely that the US would use a weapon with a megaton-plus yield in Iran. Most of the proposals for RNEP designs, IIRC had yields of less than 10kt. Whether or not the US would use one of those, if they developed one, is up for debate.

Whether or not they would be effective, is not really up for debate. Most experts agree that they would not, for several reasons.

http://www.fas.org/faspir/2001/v54n1/weapons.htm
http://www.fas.org/main/content.jsp?formAction=297&contentId=401

Congress blocked the nuclear bunker buster funding.
Some time ago.

Since there is no General Question, let’s first move this to MPSIMS.

samclem GQ moderator

Point of order: How is a Nuclear Bunker Buster in anyway Mundane, Pointless, or something that should be shared?

“Must be shared”, and quite obviously the OP had to.

Hmmm. If the OP has a NBB, and intends to share it, isn’t that a matter for the Security Council?
Or should I be welcoming our new NBB Overlords?

Where would you have put it?

[Batman]
Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb!
[/Batman]

I think this tread is one, so I agree with the new location.

Really not a lot to go on in the OP. Maybe he wants a debate, but he didn’t set any parameters or pose a question, so GD or GQ are out. No rant, so it wouldn’t seem to Qualify for the Pit. Pretty much all we’ve got is a link and a declaritive sentence. I’d go with IMHO.

I agree with your thinking. Moving to IMHO.

Hey!

For a dollar, I won’t move this thread to GQ.

I’m just happy we’ve kept MPSIMS as a nuclear free zone. I keep hearing rumors about intiations involving calamari, and excess radiation can’t make that any better.