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July 5, 2015 10:51 am

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

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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.

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