Low-Yield Earth-Penetrating Nuclear Weapons

@article{Nelson2002LowYieldEN,
  title={Low-Yield Earth-Penetrating Nuclear Weapons},
  author={Robert W. Nelson},
  journal={Science \& Global Security},
  year={2002},
  volume={10},
  pages={1 - 20}
}
  • R. W. Nelson
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Science & Global Security
Some senior members of the U.S. government and leaders of America's nuclear weapons labs have recently advocated that the U.S.A. develop a new generation of low-yield earth-penetrating nuclear weapons (EPWs) capable of destroying hardened and deeply buried targets. Because they are intended to detonate below ground and have substantially lower yields than typical weapons in the U.S. nuclear stockpile, it is often assumed that EPWs would produce "minimal collateral damage" and could even be used… Expand
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