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Pentagon Seeks Mightier Bomb vs. Iran – WSJ.com

by on January 28, 2012

Shouldn’t we test a few first to verify they need to be beefed up? I’m sure no one would miss an Iranian nuke reactor…

The 30,000-pound “bunker-buster” bomb, known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, was specifically designed to take out the hardened fortifications built by Iran and North Korea to cloak their nuclear programs.

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Defense Threat Reduction Agency / Associated Press

A crew loaded a ‘bunker buster’ at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in 2007; the military hopes to make the bomb more powerful.

But initial tests indicated that the bomb, as currently configured, wouldn’t be capable of destroying some of Iran’s facilities, either because of their depth or because Tehran has added new fortifications to protect them.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203363504577187420287098692.html?mod=djemalertNEWS

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