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Bunker-Busting Nuke: Essential Capability or Destabilizing Weapon?   [open pdf - 139KB]

Many potential adversaries possess deeply buried bunkers where weapons of mass destruction are manufactured and stored. Short of nuclear weapons, a considerable number of these facilities cannot be destroyed. Although some argue otherwise, America needs to develop and maintain a capability to defeat this target set should conflict arise.This thesis will become clear by first justifying the need to hold hard and deeply buried targets at risk, then refuting the arguments that precision low-yield nuclear weapons are destabilizing, and finally, making the case that America truly needs a bunker-busting nuclear warhead.

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2002
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