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Tuesday, May 03, 2005
 

US-Israeli sales are conventional bunker-busters


On May 1, I mentioned - together with overwhelming reason to disbelieve it - the story/rumour heard on Air America that the US was planning to sell bunker-busting nuclear weapons - earth-penetrating nuclear weapons - to Israel.

That story is, it seems, definitively bunk. Or rather, two real stories that AAR managed to conflate. (How did that happen, I wonder?)

There is a plan to develop EPNWs - if Congress can be persuaded.

And there is to be a sale of conventional bunker-busting weapons - 100 GBU-28s, in fact.

The sale was announced on April 26; any connection with possible/expected/feared IAF raids on Iranian nuclear installations is no doubt purely coincidental.


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