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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Yes, that's exactly what I said
    You are the first person I have ever said this too, but...Get the hell out of my country, we don't need your kind here.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You are the first person I have ever said this too, but...Get the hell out of my country, we don't need your kind here.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Destroy their military, which should be doable, and they are no threat.
    Your information is greatly flawed and out of touch.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Why do you think killing millions of innocent Chinease will make us safer. Destroy their military, which should be doable, and they are no threat.

    Besides, we have more than enough nukes now to destroy any country in it's totality without making new weapons.
    You're right, we need an anti-missile laser.

    oh crap, but then they'll make an anti-missile laser missile.

    So we'll need an anti-missile laser missile laser lego missile space station missile....laser...thingy....

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    China and the U.S. are unlikely to ever be able to invade each other. The logistics involved supported an army thousands of miles from home is incredible. I doubt either country could gain such a vast advantage over the other to make some sort of an Invasion possible.

    The U.S. is the by far the hardest country to invade on the planet. We have a large population, a huge industrial base, and no powerful (or hostile) land connected neighbors. I doubt we will ever even face the possibility of invasion in my lifetime.

    And all of this is assuming that China somehow figures out of way to negate our world-obliterating nuclear arsenal.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    You're right, we need an anti-missile laser.

    oh crap, but then they'll make an anti-missile laser missile.

    So we'll need an anti-missile laser missile laser lego missile space station missile....laser...thingy....
    Anti any weapon systems tend to be big failures. It is usually cheaper to change the weapon enough to defeat the anti system, than it is to make the anti system. AEGIS is something of an exception.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Anti any weapon systems tend to be big failures. It is usually cheaper to change the weapon enough to defeat the anti system, than it is to make the anti system. AEGIS is something of an exception.
    Oh, well in that case we need a big ass weapon to threaten them with so that they don't launch first.

    I hear the Neutron Bomb is in vogue.....

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    EMP high altitude attacks are pretty nasty if you want to take out critical infrastructures and communications.


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    Maybe I am just vindictive but I would much rather my tax money go into special weapons research than the bankers pockets.

    This guy invented the neutron bomb
    Bomb inventor says U.S. defenses suffer because of politics

    "Other nation's haven't been afflicted by the U.S. blindness regarding neutron bombs. According to Cohen:

    Evidence exists that China has neutron bombs stockpiled, and that the United States gave the Chinese the technology to build them.

    Russia has a large quantity of such weapons, as well as the world's largest arsenal of nuclear weapons.

    Israel has hundreds of neutron weapons. The neutron bombs would allow Israel to stop advancing Arab armies and tank columns - even one on Israeli soil - without permanently contaminating the land.

    South Africa, which constructed a cache of neutron weapons before the end of white rule, claimed it dismantled those weapons before handing over power to the Nelson Mandela government. Cohen, however, claims to have it on good authority that white military leaders still control the secret stockpile as "an insurance policy."

    Most frightening for Cohen is the relative ease by which neutron bombs can be created with a substance called red mercury. Red mercury is a compound containing mercury that has undergone massive irradiation. When exploded, it creates tremendous heat and pressure - the same type needed to trigger a fusion device such as a mini-neutron bomb.

    Before, an obstacle to creating a nuclear bomb was the need for plutonium, which when exploded could create a fusion reaction in hydrogen atoms. But red mercury has changed that. The cheap substance has been produced in Russia, Cohen said, and shipped on the black market throughout the world.

    Cohen said that when U.N. inspectors went to Iraq to examine the Iraqis' nuclear weapons capabilities, the U.N. team found documents showing that they had purchased quantities of red mercury. The material means a neutron bomb can be built "the size of baseball" but able to kill everyone within several square blocks."
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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    China and the U.S. are unlikely to ever be able to invade each other. The logistics involved supported an army thousands of miles from home is incredible. I doubt either country could gain such a vast advantage over the other to make some sort of an Invasion possible.

    The U.S. is the by far the hardest country to invade on the planet. We have a large population, a huge industrial base, and no powerful (or hostile) land connected neighbors. I doubt we will ever even face the possibility of invasion in my lifetime.

    And all of this is assuming that China somehow figures out of way to negate our world-obliterating nuclear arsenal.
    The current US National debt is approximately 11 trillion 305 billion dollars. China is our single largest creditor, and holds 739.6 billion of US debt - about 6.5%.

    In a few more years China won't have to invade us, they'll own us!

    America will be the world's first tri-lingual country - English, Spanish, and Mandarin will be the official languages...
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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    I argue that it may become necessary for the US to employ nuclear weapons on US soil, and in that event, it would be ideal to minimize the damage from blast and fallout and concentrate the weapon's effects on the enemy invaders.
    Uh, to produce sufficent quantities of neutrons to have the desired effect as a viable weapon, you need to produce a fission reaction of such size that everyone you're trying to kill with neutron radiation is already vaporized.

    Thus, your weapon idea is self defeating. Also, that's one of the (many) reasons why neutron bombs never were feasibly built.
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