Suitcase Nuke

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A tactical nuclear weapon small enough to pack in a suitcase
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Second, the idea that a mini-nuke will reduce collateral damage is truly nuclear "newspeak," given the destructive power of even a small-yield weapon.
Commandeering such a ship would give them an instant mini-nuke," intelligence agents claim.
Aa Keep in mind that when a terrorized people lack a superpower ally and more sophisticated means, their only recourse is to throw stones or strap explosives to their backs or pack suitcases with mini-nukes and deadly microbes or hijack airliners with box cutters and visit their enemy's "blessed shores" This is not to excuse it.
Believe me, if I could swing it, I'd have one of those Toshiba mini-nukes in my backyard; Put It in My Backyard--PIMBY, if you like.
Somebody should tell President Bush that the Pentagon is actively pursuing bunker-buster nukes, mini-nukes and space-based nukes, all of which would require testing and would violate the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the United Nations treaty banning space weapons.
There could be a number of types of mini-nukes, enhancing blast or heat or radiation effects.
2004, "Markey hails defeat of nuclear bunker buster, mini-nukes," Global Security, Newswire, 21 November.
The mini-nukes would have the explosive power of less than 5,000 tons of TNT - one-fourth the size of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
The mini-nukes would have the explosive power of less than 5, 000 tons of TNT -- one fourth the size of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
is moving mini-nukes into its first-strike arsenal for the first time and its missile defense plans have derailed arms reduction treaties with Russia.
nuclear policy that, by openly declaring the possibility of a preemptive nuclear first strike and calling for resumed research into mini-nukes and other so-called ''useable nuclear weapons,'' appears to worship nuclear weapons as God.
Pentagoners call them mini-nukes and make them sound like baby carrots or tiny corns at the salad bar.