The U.S. Is Saving Nukes So It Can Blow Up Asteroids

October 1, 2014 7:13 PM

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The U.S. Is Saving Nukes So It Can Blow Up Asteroids

The government isn't destroying older bombs on schedule, because it might need them for "planetary defense."

That’s right, the U.S. isn’t dismantling its old nuclear weapons, because we might need them to destroy an asteroid hurtling toward earth. To clarify some of the bureaucratic language above, NNSA is the “National Nuclear Security Administration”; CSAs are “canned subassemblies” that contain highly e...

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