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    Navy's Trident Nuclear Warheads Hit the Highway, Bound for Texas

    Hundreds of nuclear warheads are secretly being trucked between Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor and the Texas panhandle to have their lives extended.


    The 100-kiloton W76 warheads are between 23 and 32 years old and need to be upgraded, according to the Department of Energyís National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).


    Bangorís eight Trident ballistic-missile submarines can each carry 24 D5 missiles. Those missiles can each carry up to eight W76 warheads.

    However, here is the part that made me feel uneasy:

    Last week, the Energy Department inspector generalís office said it reviewed 16 alcohol-related incidents involving agents, candidate-agents and others from the governmentís Office of Secure Transportation between 2007 through 2009. They included an agent arrested for public intoxication and two agents detained by police after a bar fight.
    Whatever you do this weekend, if you get pissed off at a trucker, PLEASE don't cut his ass off on the road.

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    Re: Navy's Trident Nuclear Warheads Hit the Highway, Bound for Texas

    Not a risk really or they could not transport them over the road. You have to work at it to set off even most conventional bombs.
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    Re: Navy's Trident Nuclear Warheads Hit the Highway, Bound for Texas

    You know the warheads will probably be airlifted.
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    Re: Navy's Trident Nuclear Warheads Hit the Highway, Bound for Texas

    I have a son in law that drives for the Government and he has told me that you would never know if you were driving down the road next to a truck full of nuclear bombs.

    They are safe and they are always shadowed by an unknown numbers of some very heavily armed escorts that you also would never notice.

    He couldn't tell me more than that other than the trucks are sometimes like the ones in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind and might say Walmart or have some other commercial paint job.

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    Re: Navy's Trident Nuclear Warheads Hit the Highway, Bound for Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    However, here is the part that made me feel uneasy:



    Whatever you do this weekend, if you get pissed off at a trucker, PLEASE don't cut his ass off on the road.

    Article is here.
    So you're saying that if I can find these trucks, I can get rid of Texas; thus becoming a national hero!? Sweet!
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    Re: Navy's Trident Nuclear Warheads Hit the Highway, Bound for Texas

    I would assume that it's probably a bit harder to set off a nuclear warhead than just crashing the vehicle that's transporting it.
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    Re: Navy's Trident Nuclear Warheads Hit the Highway, Bound for Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I would assume that it's probably a bit harder to set off a nuclear warhead than just crashing the vehicle that's transporting it.
    Pssh, whatever. I've seen the Schwarzenegger and Stallone type movies. I know how to do it. I'm pretty sure all I need is a cigar and a gun.
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