Thursday, May 25th | 29 Iyyar 5777

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
July 5, 2015 10:51 am

Report: US Military Stockpiling Powerful Bunker Buster Bomb in Case of Iran Talks Failure

avatar by News Editor

Email a copy of "Report: US Military Stockpiling Powerful Bunker Buster Bomb in Case of Iran Talks Failure" to a friend
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Photo: DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Photo: DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.

As diplomats rush to reach an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. military is stockpiling conventional bombs so powerful that strategists say they could cripple Tehran’s most heavily fortified nuclear complexes, including one deep underground.

The bunker-busting bombs are America’s most destructive munitions short of atomic weapons. At 15 tons, each is 5 tons heavier than any other bomb in the U.S. arsenal.

Read full story at the Los Angeles Times.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner
  • Ezra

    The MOP may not eliminate the Iranian threat or capability of building nuclear weapons but it is a lot cheaper and less dangerous to the world than allowing Iran to build nuclear weapons. Why is it assumed by the think tanks that there would be only one air strike? Airstrikes can be carried out each time Iran rebuilds or builds a new facility whether its 6 months or one year in the future.

Algemeiner.com