24 April 2006
The myth of the bunker buster
What I know about bunker busters is just about nil, but if this article is correct it doesn't matter because the damned things don't work. Basically they have to hit the ground just right and if a facility is buried under tons of granite and many feet under ground they tend to leave it shaken but not stirred.
If the science in this article is correct, then the putative American attack on Iran is not about destroying facilites that the Iranians don't seem to have anyway. The most likely explanation is regime change. The problem is that regime change tends not to come about under enemy bombardment: the troops will have to go in.
So the Americans will use bunker busters that they must know do not work to hit empty facilities. This to cause a war that could drag on for years.
All this is just getting dafter and dafter.