H/t reader John:
“I think everybody in the world should read this.
It’s hard to envision this level of destruction.”
– Top Scientists Warn Nuclear Bombs Deadlier Than Ever (Veterans Today, April 3, 2015):
By Steven Starr, Lynn Eden, and Theodore A. Postol
What would happen if just one 800-kiloton nuclear warhead was detonated above midtown Manhattan?
Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles are believed to carry a total of approximately 1,000 strategic nuclear warheads that can hit the US less than 30 minutes after being launched.
Of this total, about 700 warheads are rated at 800 kilotons; that is, each has the explosive power of 800,000 tons of TNT. What follows is a description of the consequences of the detonation of a single such warhead over midtown Manhattan, in the heart of New York City. Continue reading »
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