Sunday, July 17, 2005

Alexander Lebed and Suitcase Nukes

Carey Sublette, at his excellent nuclear weapons website, has an evaluation of the claims of former Soviet National Security Advisor Alexander Lebed regarding lost Russian man-portable nuclear weapons.

Alexander Lebed and Suitcase Nukes

Be sure to read the bit on the The Burton-Lunev Hearing where a mock-up of a "suitcase nuke" based on a plutonium-fueled gun-type atomic weapon having a yield of 1,000 to 10,000 tons of TNT was shown to the Military Research and Development Subcommittee hearing, chaired by Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Penn.). The bomb dropped on Hiroshima, at 15k tons, was only slightly larger than that.

So, close the southern border!

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