Facilities that housed biological or chemical weapons while limiting collateral damage to the surrounding area 19 in an early attempt to study these require- ments, the bush administration's fiscal year 2004 request asked congress to. Bomb damage assessment (bda), also known as battle damage assessment, is the practice of assessing damage inflicted on a target from a stand-off weapon, most typically a bomb or air launched missile it is part of the larger discipline of combat assessment. Both the air force and the navy have worked for years to develop advanced agent defeat weapons, which attempt to minimize collateral damage both services have had difficulty creating explosive fills that can destroy chemical or biological weapons without releasing their materials into the air (sharon weinberger, defense daily , feb 24. The tasking for the committee on the effects of nuclear earth-penetrator and other weapons, stated in section 1033 of the bob stump national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2003 (public law 107-314), is included in chapter 1 of this report the charge requests an examination of the.
Critics fear that by calling for the development of more effective nuclear weapons, the pentagon is making the unthinkable thinkable, blurring the distinction between nuclear weapons and. Official definition of the united states department of the term nuclear collateral damage nuclear collateral damage undesired damage or casualties produced by the effects from friendly nuclear weapons. This is an interim report on collateral damage produced by nuclear weapons it contains the results of a comprehensive analysis of the uncertainties related to the effects of nuclear weapons on.
Seek to avoid collateral damage in cyber operations and shows that, despite the complex nature of these operations, it is possible to affect specific targets while minimizing effects on non-target systems and organizations. Exec provides a means for conducting very detailed analysis of weapons effects on targets for advanced mission planning purposes exec is composed of a suite of high fidelity physics codes, which have been used for decades by the nuclear weapons laboratories for assessing high explosive, thermal, and structural effects. Creasing the potential for unnecessary collateral damage22 finally, they maintain, slbms and bombers can carry sufficient nuclear firepower to impose unacceptable costs on an adversary. Undesired damage or casualties produced by the effects from friendly nuclear weapons want to thank tfd for its existence tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content. Collateral damage from a nuclear earth-penetrator weapon cannot be avoided entirely, but it could potentially be reduced by new design concepts combining deeper-penetration, lower-yield, and low-fission-fraction nuclear design for reduced radioactivity.
Executive summary - collateral damage: up to four million people could die in a war on iraq involving nuclear weapons a more contained conflict could cause half a million deaths and have a devastating impact on the lives, health and environment of the combatants, iraqi civilians, and people in neighbouring countries and beyond. As nuclear weapons are moved from being the us strategic deterrent in and of themselves, these weapons must be placed as important elements of a broader strategic deterrence capability that includes defenses, infrastructure, and conventional weapons. Ippnw —threat of low-yield earth-penetrating nuclear weapons to civilian populations 1 abstract proponents of a new generation of low-yield nuclear earth-penetrating weapons (epws), such as. The united states should adopt a no-first-use (nfu) nuclear policy declaring that the sole purpose of us nuclear weapons is to deter—and, if necessary, respond—to the use of nuclear weapons against the united states and its allies and partners. Please join us in clock tower park by the collateral damage statue for a vigil and commemoration for the victims of the hiroshima and nagasaki us nuclear bombings we stand with nuclear survivors for global justice 71 years ago, the united states dropped nuclear bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki.
The overuse of euphemisms and theoretical concepts (collateral damage or nuclear deterrence) often gives solidity to pure wind in which we discuss war and national security. The information includes damage/kill probabilities for specific weapons and targets, physical and functional characteristics of munitions and weapon systems, target vulnerability, obscuration on weapon effectiveness, and analytical techniques and procedures for assessing munitions effectiveness. In theory, the idea remains compelling: an e-bomb would be able to fire microwave 'bullets' at the speed of light and, if tuned to the right frequencies, disable its targets without collateral damage. Us tests 'most dangerous nuclear weapon ever produced' amid north korea row the united states has carried out a second test of a bomb, described as the most dangerous nuclear weapon ever produced. Continuing collateral damage 1 the health consequences of the 2003 war on iraq will be felt by the iraqi people for years, even generations this report assesses the impact of the war on the.
For the most part, this is a debate inside the us nuclear security and military community that worries that a president might be self-deterred from using nuclear weapons for fear of collateral damage or other legal or moral considerations. The combat history of the last few months of world war ii is overshadowed by the use of atomic weapons against japan within a short space of time, the human community began to differentiate. The collateral damage done by a weapon is a function of accuracy and explosive power almost almost without exception, the new generation of high-accuracy missiles being deployed by the united. The herculean effort to limit collateral damage witnessed in our middle eastern wars will be impossible to repeat hitting using nuclear weapons against targets in south korea or japan.
The physical-damage mechanisms of a nuclear weapon (blast and thermal radiation) are identical to those of conventional explosives, but the energy produced by a nuclear explosive is millions of times more powerful per gram and the temperatures reached are briefly in the tens of millions of degrees. The collateral damage of the russia investigation becomes ever more apparent from the breakdown of american institutional norms between the executive and the legislature, to increasing.
The united states affirms that it will not use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear weapon states parties to the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons except in the case of an invasion or any attack on the united states, its territories, its armed forces or other troops, its allies, or on a state toward which it has a security. It is the balance of science and art that produces the best judgment of potential damage to collateral concerns.